Ruby Morton Kngwarreye


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Born: 1968

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Carving

Subjects: Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Design), Alhepalh (Acacia dictyophleba), Ilyarnayt (Acacia validinervia), Rainbow Dreaming, Camp Scenes, Camp Dog (Carving)

Ruby is part of the original group of women to be taught batik. Her work is included in the 'Robert Holmes a Court' collection. Ruby has established herself as a painter in the same tradition as her mother, Mary Morton, her sisters and aunties.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Exhibitions

1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia- A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on Silk from the Holmes á Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1990 Balance 1990: views, visions, influences QAG, Brisbane
1991 Flash Pictures, National Gallery of Australia
1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence
1998 Dreamings, Vlaams- Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Bulgium
1998 Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1998 Art Gallery ‘Culture Store', Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs N.T. Australia
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