Abie Loy Kemarre


Artist Biography

Abie Loy Kemarre is from the Aboriginal comminuty of Utopia in Central Australia. Abie began painting in 1994 under the guidance of her grandmother and renowned artist, Kathleen Petyarre. Abie adopted the delicate dotting technique used by Kathleen as well as developing her own unique style.

Her paintings have evolved with the masterful use of colours and bold, abstract forms to represent her inherited Dreamings. Abie Loy is a highly accoladed artist and is regarded as one of the leading contemporary indigenous artists in Australia.

The stories that are portrayed in Abie’s paintings include Body Painting, Bush Hen Dreaming and Bush Leaves.


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Artist Exhibitions

2004 Arrnkerthe, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
Abie Loy Kemarre, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
Abie Loy Kemarre, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney

2003 Abie Loy Kemarre – Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane
Abie Loy Kemarre, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

2002 Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre – Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington NSW

2001 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin

2000 The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

1999 North by North East: Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
Joint Indonesian: Utopia Batik Workshop for the Third Pacific Arts
Utopia: Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth

1998 Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide
Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Perth

1997 Shliderijen uit Utopia, Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dreampower: the Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
14th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Art
The Alice Prize Art Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT

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