Weida Kngwarreye


Born: c. 1920's

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Carving (Music Sticks and Necklaces)

Subjects: Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam), Tharrkarr (Honey Grevillea), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country

Weida Kngwarreye is a senior woman in Utopia and knows everything about her country. When Utopia women have Awelye (Women's Ceremony), she sings very important songs. Weida has lived at Akaye Soakage, Three Bores, Camel Camp and Kurrajong Bore. She was involved with the Utopia batik movement in the late 1970's.


The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Mbantua Gallery Private Collection, Alice Springs


1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art & Craft Exhibition Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery,Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery'Portland, Oregon; Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre)
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland Oregon; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)