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Audrey Morton Kngwarreye

Audrey Morton Kngwarreye

Audrey Morton Kngwarreye

Born: 1952

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Alpite (Wild Flowers), Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming, Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea)

Audrey is the daughter of fellow Utopia artist Mary Morton Kemarre. Her sisters Lucky, Sarah and Ruby Morton are also well known in the Aboriginal art industry. Along with her mother and sisters, Audrey participated in batik workshops that were held in Utopia from 1977 to 1987. Her work is represented in the Holmes à Court Collection which was exhibited extensively within Australia and abroad.
Audrey, like her sisters, paints an extraordinary variety of stories which they say come from two Countries. These countries are Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr of which she belongs to. Audrey can also paint the ceremonial body paint designs belonging to these countries and also her mother's country Antarrengeny.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Exhibitions
1985
The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1990
Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA
1991
The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1994
The Eleventh National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1998
Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy
1998
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
1998
Exhibition in Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1998
The Hague Unites the Nations, Grote Kerk, The Hague, The Netherlands
1998
Volkenkundig Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999
Bahr Exhibition, Aboriginal Art Galerie, Germany
2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005
Small Wonders, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT