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Kathleen Purvis Kemarre


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Born: 1941

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

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

Kathleen was part of the Utopia Women's Painting: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89 exhibition.

Kathleen is married to Greeny Petyarre Purvis (dec), elder of Boundary Bore outstation. Their children are Judy, Maureen, Jedda and Jennifer who are also artists.

Kathleen generally uses refined dot work to paint the Bush Medicine Dreaming.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Exhibitions

1985 The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1986 The Third National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works On Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1991 The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2001 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
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; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford, Greenwich and New York
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2005 'Small Wonders', Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill

Further References

Brody, A. 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Work on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89., cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth