Artist | BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Artist | BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Taliobamë’e Nioge - Ancestral Design of the Mud. [16-038] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Taliobamë’e Nioge - Ancestral Design of the Mud

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Wo’ohohe – Burrow of the ground-burrowing spider and its tracks. [17-037] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Wo’ohohe – Burrow of the ground-burrowing spider and it…

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Taliobamë’e Nioge - Ancestral Design of the Mud. [16-039] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Taliobamë’e Nioge - Ancestral Design of the Mud

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider. [16-040] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Taliobamë’e – Ancestral Design of the Mud. [15-050] (Natural Pigments on Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Taliobamë’e – Ancestral Design of the Mud

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider. [16-041] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) of Omie Artists. The title is Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider. [14-072] (Sihoti’e Taliobamë’e - Appliquéd Mud-Dyed Nioge (Barkcloth))

BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ)

Wo’ohohe - Ground-Burrowing Spider

Brenda was a young girl during the turmoil of World War II and she remembers the 1951 eruption of Dahore Huvaemo (Mount Lamington).

Brenda’s mother was Go’ovino and her father was Valéla, both Ematé clanspeople from old Enopé village between the Jordan and Maruma Rivers.

It was here that her mother taught her how to sew her grandmother, Munne’s, sihoti’e taliobamë'e - designs of the mud.

This method of appliquéing mud-dyed barkcloth was first practiced by Sujo, the first woman and mother of the world, as told in the Ömie creation story.

Brenda has begun to teach her sister Teresa Kione (Avureh) to sew the ancestral Ömie sihoti’e designs such as wo’ohohe - burrowing spider and dahoru’e - Ömie mountains.

Brenda lives happily by the Jordan River with her husband Robinson Kesi..



Brenda was a young girl during the turmoil of World War II and she remembers the 1951 eruption of Dahore Huvaemo (Mount Lamington).

Brenda’s mother was Go’ovino and her father was Valéla, both Ematé clanspeople from old Enopé village between the Jordan and Maruma Rivers.

It was here that her mother taught her how to sew her grandmother, Munne’s, sihoti’e taliobamë'e - designs of the mud.

This method of appliquéing mud-dyed barkcloth was first practiced by Sujo, the first woman and mother of the world, as told in the Ömie creation story.

Brenda has begun to teach her sister Teresa Kione (Avureh) to sew the ancestral Ömie sihoti’e designs such as wo’ohohe - burrowing spider and dahoru’e - Ömie mountains.

Brenda lives happily by the Jordan River with her husband Robinson Kesi..



Exhibitions that BRENDA KESI (ARIRÉ) has exhibited at

Sublime Wisdom of the Ömie Masters

The Final Release of Works by Brenda Kesi (Arire) …


(Nome Javavamu Darugé Ijové) We Dance Our Des…

A Collection of Barkcloth Art from the Ömie Artist…