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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Language:      Eastern Anmatyarre
Region:          Utopia - Northern Territory
Date of Birth:  c1910 (deceased 2 September 1996)

 Emily commenced painting on canvas in 1988/1989 after having worked with batik in the 1970's and 1980's.  Emily's Dreamings induded: Body Paint, Bush Yam Dreaming and Country.  At the beginning of her career Emily had a detailed approach to her painting that later became abstract.   

Selected Collections:

  • Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Robert Holmes a Court Collection
  • Artbank
  • Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
  • Vatican Collection, Italy
  • Donald Kahn Collection, Love Art Museum, Univeristy of Miami, USA
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
  • Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand


  • 1995 Australian Artists Creative Fellowship
  • 1993 Churchill Art Fellowship
  • 1992 Australia Council 2-year painting grant

Works for Sale by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

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