Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

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Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

Lucky Morton Kngwarreye Biography

Lucky is from Utopia, a community located 240 kilometres north east of Alice Springs known for its quality art.
Lucky, the oldest daughter of fellow Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre, was involved in the Batik project of the 1970s, when Western craft practices and traditional Indigenous imagery were combined for the first time. She was one of the early artists who began to use acrylic paint and canvas in the1980s.
Lucky paints an extraordinary variety of stories which she says comes from the two Countries she belongs to; Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr.
Lucky’s work has featured in a number of exhibitions and is held in many important collections throughout Australia.

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Lucky Morton Kngwarreye Resumé

1989 - Utopia Women?s Paintings. The First Works on Canvas. A Summer Project, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW
1989 - Utopia - A Picture Story, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide; The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
1990 - Balance 1990: Views, Visions, Influences, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
1991 - 8th National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT
1991 - Australian Perspective, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW
1998 - Painting from Utopia and Balgo Hills, Aboriginal Art Galerie Bähr, Speyer, Germany
2005 - Artists of Utopia: Then and Now, Outback Alive, Canberra ACT
2006 - Desert Hues, The Gallery, Canberra ACT

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD
Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Perth WA
Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin NT
Spazio Pitti Arte in Florence, Italy
Conferentiecentrum Brussels, Belgium
Art Centre Meerzigt Zoetermeer, The Netherlands & Rotterdam the Nerherlands
Vlaams Eurospeech, Scotland
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery QLD
Noosa Regional Gallery QLD
Art & Soul Gallery Nashville, Tennessee USA
The Cove Gallery Portland, Oregon USA

2010 - Finalist in the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

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