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Queenie Lion Kemarre

(1920-)

Alias: Queenie Lion Kemarre

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Biography

Queenie is a senior woman of the Alyawarr speakers. She was involved with the summer canvas project of 1988-9 and earlier with the introduction of batik workshops at the Utopia community. Queenie is represented in the Holmes á Court collections, for sculpture, painting and batik.

Today, Queenie is a well known Utopia artist, rarely painting anything other than the body paint designs for women’s ceremonies. She still lives in the Utopia region with her large extended family.
Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth
Group Exhibitions

1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer
Project, 1988-89, SH Ervin Gallery Sydney

1990 ‘Utopia – A Picture Story’ an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes á Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and
Scotland.

1991 Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2002 Art and Soul Gallery with Mbantua Gallery, Nashville, T.N, U.S.A

2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR

2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR

2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions; Tennessee, USA

2004-2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice
Springs, N.T, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
Further References

Brody, A. A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth 1990

Brody, A. Utopia: a Picture Story 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes á Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth

Johnson V. 1994 The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales

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