Genevieve Loy Kemarre was born in 1982 and is from Utopia in Central Australia. Her language group is Alyawarre. Genevieve is the daughter of Cowboy Loy Pwerle a talented and well known Utopian artist, and Carol Kunoth Kngwarreye, whose mother was Nancy Kunoth Petyarre (who sadly passed away in 2010. Her maternal grandmother, Nancy, was one of the famed and widely recognised Petyarre sisters from Utopia. Genevieve is also related to Abie Loy Kemarre a talented and exciting emerging artist.
Her paintings depict her father’s country which lies on the western side of the Sandover River on Utopia Station. Her Dreaming is the Bush Turkey which she shares the custodianship for with her father. The Bush Turkey is a significant symbol for Aboriginal people and it is often re-enacted during ceremonies.
While Cowboy Loy Pwerle often depicts the nesting place of the Bush Turkey, Genevieve depicts the tracks of the Bush Turkey as it searches for seeds and other bush tucker whilst making its way to the waterhole. Her works are beautifully detailed with bright and earthy tones.
Over the last few years Genevieve’s paintings have been included in group exhibitions in both Australia and Overseas