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Ally Kemarre

Ally began painting during the CAAMA - A Summer Project of 1988/89 when acrylic painting was introduced to her home region of Utopia. Though far from prolific, Ally steadily painted up until her death in 2007. Her simplistic paintings reflect the Anwekety; small black conkerberries that grow after good rain. They are found abundantly in certain areas of Utopia, particularly where she called home. Ally lived in a family community where many members were artists focused primarily on painting and to a lesser extent, sculpture. Some of these family members include Glady Kemarre, Angelina Pwerle and Polly and Kathleen Ngale. 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1989 - Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project,
1988-89, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; 1990 - 'Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire & Scotland.
2006 - Senior Women of Utopia, GalleryG, Brisbane
2007 - Eastern Desert Dreaming, Artists from Utopia, GalleryG, Brisbane


Born in *unknown* on November 30th, 1919

Died in *unknown* on November 30th, 2006


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