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Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Born: 1957

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ampilatwatja, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

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

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.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Exhibitions
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
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
2011
Desert Mob Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2012
Desert Mob Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2014
Desert Mob Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
References
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
NATSIVAD
(1997) Database