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Lorna Fencer

Born: c. 1920's

Deceased: 2006

Language Group: Ngarrkic and Warlpirri

Country: Yumurrpa, near Yuendumu, North West of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Linen, Wood and Board

Subjects: Sweet Potato,Ngalatji (Little White Flower), BushTomato, Bush Yam

Awards

1997 Gold Coast City Art Award
1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria

 

Collections Held

Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands

Christensen Collection, held by Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Australian Heritage Commission Collection, Canberra

Holmes a Court Collection of Western Australia

Museum & Art Galleries of the NT, Darwin

Artbank, Sydney

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast

Laverty Collection, Sydney

Gantner Myer Collection of Aboriginal Art

Margaret Carnegie Collection

Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

Leewuin Estate

Individual Exhibitions

2005 Lorna Napurrula Fencer: Recent Paintings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney; All About Yumarrpa, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.

 

Group Exhibitions

1988 People, Place and Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
1991 Aboriginal Art, Australian Embassy, Washington USA
1991 Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women's Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991 Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court of Australia Canberra, ACT
1994 Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
1996 All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Women's Body Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997 Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997 Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1998 Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1998 Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1998 6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1998 Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
1998 Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
1999 Australian Embassy in Washington DC
1999 United Nations Building New York, USA
1999 Yapa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Lajamanu, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2000 Opening of Yuwayi Art Centre, Yuwayi Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2001 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
2002 Lorna Napurrula Fencer - The Big Picture, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Lorna Fencer - Inner Spring - New Works from the Tanami, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2003 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
2004 The Dancers - Warlpiri Women, Art Mob, Hobart; Colour Power - Aboriginal Art Post 1984, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne.21st Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2005 Decouvrir, Rever, Investir, Australian Embassy, Paris, France

 

Further References

Glowczewski, B. 1991, Yapa, Peintres Aborigenes de Balgo et Lajamanu, Lebon Gallery, Paris
Johnson, V. 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C)
Ryan, Judith Paint up Big Warlpiri Women's Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Ryan, Judith Colour Power - Aboriginal Art Post 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004
Isaacs, J Spirit Country - Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, Hardie Grant Books, South Yarra, Victoria
Discovery Media Documentation Pty Ltd, and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies