Born: 1964 Language Group: Alyawarr
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Hazel Morton Kngwarrey is the daughter of Katie Kemarre (second wife to Billy Petyarre) and comes from a large extended family. She began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1991 and has had an extensive career as an artist.
Initially Hazel worked in the medium of batik along with over eighty other women, including many of her family, from the Utopia Region in Central Australia. During this time she was involved with the batik workshops and is represented in the Holmes á Court Collection “Utopia – A Picture Story” 88 silk batiks which toured extensively. Hazel was also part of “A Summer Project” 1988-89. Many of her step sisters, cousins and her sister Janice are also artists for Mbantua Gallery, sharing many of the same stories and a similar style, unique to their large family.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia, A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 Works on Silk from the Holmes á Court Collection By Utopian Artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1991 The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1994 Tyerabarrbowaraou 2, I shall never become a Whiteman, 5th Havana Biennial, Cuba, & Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
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
2003 Oct - Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank in conjunction with Mbantua Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2003 Oct - Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon USA
2004 Aug-Sep - Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Hartford and Greenwich
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs
Brody, A 1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth ©
Brody, A 1990 Utopia, a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth ©
Brody, A 1993 Aratjara, Art of the First Australians: Traditional and Contemporary Works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists, exhib. cat. (conceived and designed by Bernard Luthi in collaboration with Gary Lee) Dumont, Buchverlag, Holn.
Brody, A 1991 Aboriginal Women’s Exhibition, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Brody, A 1994 Tyerabarrbowaryaou 2 I Shall Never Become a Whiteman, exhib. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney