Patsy Long Kemarre


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Born: 1952

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Bush Medicine Plant, Arrwerneng (Wild Passionfruit), Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Spinifex Burning, Bush Orange

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 Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, U.S.A.

University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum, St Lucia

Exhibitions

1990 Utopia- A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk from the Holmes á Court Collection by Utopian artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1993 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1998 Art Gallery Kunsthuys, Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
1998 Dreamings, Vlaams-Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Permanent Exhibition in Art Gallery 'Culture Store', Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001 'Bloom' an exhibition of Bush Medicine Dreamings from Utopia, Walkabout Indigenous Art Gallery, Leichhardt, NSW
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford and Greenwich
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs
2005 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs
2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs