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Patsy Long Kemarre

Patsy Long Kemarre

Patsy Long Kemarre

Born: 1952

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Spinifex, Arrwerneng (Wild Passionfruit), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Untitled

Patsy Long Kemarre together with her sisters, Nora Moore Kemarre and Kathleen Purvis Kemarre are all established artists from the Utopia region. Patsy's depiction of the bush medicine plant, her main subject, is brought to life usually by star like motifs throughout the paintings. Patsy has been painting for Mbantua for a number of years and continues to provide us with her high quality paintings.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum, St Lucia, QLD
Exhibitions
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1993
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1998
Wijk bij Duurstede, Art Gallery Kunsthuys, The Netherlands
1998
Art Gallery Culture Store, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001
Bloom - An Exhibition of Bush Medicine Dreamings from Utopia, Walkabout Indigenous Art Gallery, Leichhardt, NSW
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
References
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA