Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')

Jenny Sages1993

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia

Jenny Sages made these drawings as she sat with Emily Kngwarreye and her friend Lily under their 'talking tree'. Emily thought Jenny was as old as she was, and Sages recalls that they sat and talked 'as two 83-year-olds do'. The fifteen works in the series, recording the changing expressions on the Anmatyerre woman's face and her shifts between lively and impassive postures, work together like the storyboard of a film of Emily Kngwarreye.


  • Title: Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')
  • Creator: Jenny Sages
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Physical Dimensions: sheet: 30.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Medium: charcoal on paper

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