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Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre

Born: 1972

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Bush Medicine Leaf, Bush Turkey, Akatyerre (Desert Raisin), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Hen, River

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.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Exhibitions
2002-2003
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2003
My Grandmother and Me, World Vision Walkabout, Sydney, NSW
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
2014
Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
2014
Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil