Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre
Born: 1972
Location: Utopia
Language: Anmatyerre

Abie Loy Kemarre was born in 1972 at Utopia Station approximately 250km north-east of Alice Springs. She lives at Mosquito Bore with her family. Abbie speaks Eastern Anmatyerre. She began painting in 1994 under the guidance of her Grandmother, famous Aboriginal artist, Kathleen Petyarre. She paints her Grandfathers Dreaming, the Bush Hen. In 2001/2002 Abie began a bolder style with her ‘Sandhills’ and ‘Body Painting’ series and then in 2005/2006 she began to introduce ‘River’ to her paintings, these depict a dry river bed that previously flowed through her Country in Utopia.

Abie Loy Kemarre’s unique style of art has brought her critical acclaim and she now stands at the cutting edge of the Australian contemporary art movement.

Abie’s works are held in major collections all over the world and she has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.

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Title: Women’s Awelye
Artist: Abie Loy Kemarre
Size: 152cm x 112cm
Price: $6900.00

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The Awleye belongs to women and is one of the most powerful of all women’s ceremonies.
Involving body paint, dance and song it helps make people strong when they are sick and helps maintain the fertility of the land for the coming seasons.

This beautiful painting by Abie comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and six photos of her holding the artwork and signing the piece.


Solo Exhibitions
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre, First Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

Group Exhibitions
2004 Arrnkerthe, New Paintings, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre – Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
2002 Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre, Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2001 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin, NT,
2000 The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, South Australia
Utopia, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory
1999 North by North East, Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA
Joint Indonesian – Utopia Batik Workshop for Third Pacific Arts
Utopia Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth, WA
1998 Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA
Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria,Melbourne
15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition Darwin, NT
Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Perth, W.A
1997 Schilderijen uit Utopia, Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Galeri Ardiyanto, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Documenta, Kasel, Germany,
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
14th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Art
The Alice Prize Art Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission Collection
The National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, Western Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia
Festival of Arts Foundation Collection, Adelaide, South Australia
The Adelaide University Art Collection, South Australia
The Levi-Kaplan Collection, Seattle, USA
The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

1997, finalist in 14th Telstra NATSIAA
2001, finalist in 18th Telstra NATSIAA


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Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

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