EMINENT female artists from the Central Desert will present their vibrant paintings at Gadfly Gallery in Dalkeith this month.
The Desert Art Collection 2010 exhibition features new works from six contributors including Abie Loy Kemarre and her grandmother Kathleen Petyarre from Utopia, north east of Alice Springs.
Penny Hoile from the gallery said she was thrilled to have the pair included in the exhibition.
“They are two of the most significant Australian Aboriginal artists with works in all major private and public galleries in Australian,” Hoile said.
She said their works were very well collected by galleries from Paris to New
The pair are from the Anmatyerr clan and speak Eastern Anmatyerr with English as a second language. Petyarre (aged in her mid-60s) raised Kemarre (mid-30s), teaching her to paint from a young age.
Petyarre has won many awards including the Telstra 1996 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Art Award. Her works give an insight into the beauty of her desert world.
Her granddaughter is renowned for creating complex optical effects. They have about 30 paintings on display in Dalkeith until July 11.
Other works are by artists from Lajamanu – a remote community southwest of Katherine.