Artist Jilary Lynch
Title Paths Crossed
Year 2022

Acrylic on linen

Dimensions 80 × 120 cm
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Jilary Lynch

Jilary Lynch was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), and has lived at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) all her life. Jilary has begun to paint on canvas and ceramics with more focus on the stories that she remembers being told to her by her uncle. The process of painting helps Jilary remember the stories he told her and the other children of those families. Over the years she has attended several interstate conferences representing Keringke Arts.

Artist statement

The artists of Keringke Arts use pattern, colour, shape and design to create vibrant paintings that depict sense of Country, culture and self. Various painters have developed this style of painting at Keringke Arts over a twenty-year period, notable for intricate detail and high colour. The shapes and designs may have features common to ancient rock art and petroglyph designs found throughout Eastern Arrernte country. Other motifs reflect sand and body painting designs. Still others may reflect the stories and songs recounting the adventures of the ancestors who first travelled across the vast land making the earth as we know it today. In its contemporary form these designs on the canvas may not be attributed to any particular thing, holding the energy and vitality of the artist’s particular creative experience.