Botha Kimmikimmi (Hirokiki) | Artist Profile

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About

Botha Kimmkimmi (Hirorkiki) was born in 1941, ten years before the eruption of Huvaimo (Mount Lamington). Her father was Teedulé and her mother was Moroja, both Ematé clanspeople from Duharenu village. Botha's mother passed away when she was young and she was adopted by the Kimmikimmmi family, grouing up at Jiapa village. Here she was taught to paint by Moira Kimmkimmi, her mother-in-law. She was taught distinctive Ömie designs such as: dahoru'e - Ömie mountains; tuböru une - eggs of the Dwarf Cassowary; and sabu ahe - spots of the wood-boring grub. Her work was featured on the exhibition poster for the landmark exhibition of Ömie barkcloth paintings Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. She is married to Dropmus Kimmikimmi and together they have two children

EXHIBITION

2018 Ömie Barklcloth Art - Papua New Guinea, Japingka Aboriginal Art, Perth
2017 Ömie Women Artists, Tunbridge Gallery, Perth
2016 Moonlight, Mountains and Pig Tusks: painted Wisdom of the Ömie Chiefs, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2016 The Sacred Mountain, Illuminated: OÖmie Barkcloth Art of Papua New Guinea, Aboriginal Signature - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium
2016 New Paintings: OÖmie Artists of Papua New Guinea, Harvey Art Projects, Sun Vallery, Idaho, USA
2016 Parcours des Mondes, Paris: Omie Artists presented by Aboriginal Signaure - Estrangin Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Hijominöe Modéjadé (Guided by Ancestors): Ömie Artists 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2015 Duvahe Nioge: Barkcloths by the Senior Ömie Artists of Papua New Guinea, Vivian Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2015 An Exploration of Bark (in association with Ömie Artists and Maningrida Arts & Culture), Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2015 Under the Volcano: Art of Ömie from Papua New Guinea, Museaum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, Germany
2014 Das soll Kunst sein Vol. 12 (Ömie Artists presented by Art Kelch), Kunstverein, Freiburgh, Germany
2014 Luminous Mountain, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2014 Ömie Artists: Contemporary Tapa Art from Papua New Guinea, ArtKelch, Freiburg & Stuttgart, Germany
2014 New Paintings by Ömie Chiefs and Senior Artists, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
2014 Nohi jawe boromu mai dahoru Huvaimo va'ene (Our Culture is Strong like Our Mountain, Huvaimo), Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, Idaho USA
2013 Volcanic Visions: Barkcloth Art of the Ömie, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Suja's Daughters, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013 Painted and Woven in Song: Ömie Barkcloths and Bilums, RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs
2013 Of Spirit and Splendour: Barkcloth Art of the Ömie, ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2012 Nohi Dahoru'e - Nohi Nioge (Our Mountain - Our Art), The Depot Gallery, Sydney
2012 Art of the Ömie: Barkcloth Paintings from Papua New Guinea, Harvey Art Projects, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
2012 Nohi niogero aru'aho ma'ene munomehi jajuho (Our barkcloth holds the spirit of our culture) RAFT Artspace, Alice Springs
2012 Barkcloth Paintings by Ömie Chiefs and Elders, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
2011 No si hijomiono'o jabesi sor'e jajivo (We are painting the designs of our Ancestors), ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2010 Miami International Art Fair/Art Palm Beach, USA presented by Osborne Samuel, London
2009 Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne
2008 Ömie Art of Mt. Laminton, New Guinea Gallery, Sydney

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Appel, Michaela: Kelch, Robyn; and King, Brennan, Ömie Artists (exhibition catalogue), ArtKelch, Freiburg & Staatliches Museum Für Völkerkunde München, Germany, 2014
Balai, Sana; Modjeska, Drusilla; and Ryan, Judith, Wisdom of the Mountain: Art of the Ömie, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne 2009
King, Brennan, Hijominöe Modéjadé (Guided by Ancestors): Ömie Artists 10th Anniversary Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2015
Modjeska, Drusilla, Suja's Daughters (exhibition catalogue), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2013
Toh, Joyce, Signature Art Prize 2011: Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation, Singapore Art Museum, 2011
Wilson, Natalie, "Barkcloth revival: Women who paint their wisdom" LOOK, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, December 2012/January 2013 pp. 18-19
Luminous Mountain (exhibition caltalogue), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014

COLLECTIONS

National Glalery of Victoria, Melbourne
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Private Collections

AWARDS
Nominated for Signature Art Prize 2011: Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation, Singapore Art Museum, 2011

Artworks of Botha Kimmikimmi (Hirokiki)