Abie Loy Kemarre

Born: 1972

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ilyentye (or Ahalpere), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Bush Medicine Leaf, Bush Turkey, Akatyerre (Desert Raisin or Bush Tomato), Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs)

Abie commenced painting c.1994 under the guidance of her grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre (one of the seven famous sisters). Her paintings show the detailed designs of her stories using fine dotwork and contemporary designs.

Abie is a very talented and established artist. She was selected as a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) in 1997 and 2001.

Abie's work in batik was sent to Bali to be exhibited. Her works in acrylics have been exhibited in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and overseas.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Solo Exhibitions

2003 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T



2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2003 World Vision - Walkabout Gallery 'My Grandmother and Me'
2008 Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo with Coo-ee Art Sydney in conjunction with the opening of the landmark retrospective exhibition Utopia – the Genius of Emily Kngwarreye at the National Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil