Jill Kelly Kemarre was born in 1959, an Alyawarr woman; she also speaks Eastern Arrernte and English. Her father’s county is Irrwelty located on Alyawarr land north of the Utopia region of Central Australia. She currently lives with her husband and family at Irrerlirri Outstation in the Arltarlpilta region, 250kms north east of Alice Springs in the beautiful Harts Range.
Her paintings represent elements associated with the stories from her traditional country. They include; Arnwekety – Conkerberry, Lyaw Ntange – Seeds from the Munyeroo herb and Awely – woman’s ceremony. Jill also paints landscape paintings applying intricate patterns of tiny dots.