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Abie Loy Kemarre

DOB: c. 1972

BORN: Utopia, Northern Territory
COMMUNITY: Utopia, Northern Territory

Born on the Utopia Station in the Northern Territory, Abie is the eldest of five children. There was little doubt that Abie would become an artist, given that her mother is Margaret Loy Pula, the daughter of the internationally renowned Aboriginal Artist Kathleen Petyarre. Margaret won the Wynne Prize in 2012 – a prestigious prize awarded annually by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for ‘the best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists’.


Abie began painting at the age of 19, and was mentored by her grandmother who taught her the methodology of using details and tiny shimmering dotting to create complex optical effects.

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Title: Woman's Body Painting

Artist: Abie Loy Kemarre

Acrylic on canvas

Painted: 2014

Size: 148cm x 91cm approximately

Catalogue number: CAA18198

Price: $5,000.00

Provenance: Central Aboriginal Artists
> Private Collection

Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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