Aboriginal Artist Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Born: 1957

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ampilatwatja, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Country, Bush Medicine, Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Colleen was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik Group. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. When Colleen was a child, she was taught about bush medicines and how to collect them from her mother and grandmother.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth


1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the first works on Canvas, A Summer Project
1988 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia – A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
2011 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT
2012 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT


Further References

2005 Permanent exhibition and collection, DACOU Australia, Rosewater, SA
Brody, A. 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. Cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth
Brody, A. 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd Perth
NATSIVAD – Data base 1997