Judy Purvis Kngwarreye

  • Skin Name:Kngwarreye
  • Language:Anmatyerre
  • Region:Utopia, Central Australia
  • Dreaming:Kame (Pencil Yam Seed) & Awelye
Judy Purvis Kngwarreye


  • Brody, Annemarie & Gooch, Rodney & Robert Holmes à Court Collection & CAAMA Shop (1990) Utopia : a picture story : 88 silk batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. for the Robert Holmes à Court Collection. Perth, Western Australia.


  • Holmes a Court Collection. 
  • Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection.
  • Royal Hibernian Academy.


  • 2005, “Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarr”, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs.
  • 2004, Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions”, Mbantua Gallery, Knoxville & Tennessee, USA.
  • 2002, “Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions”, Mbantua Gallery, Art and Soul Gallery, The Cove Gallery, Urban Wine Works, Nashville & Portland, USA.
  • 1990, “Utopia: A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection”, (touring Eire and Scotland).
  • 1989, “Utopia Women’s Paintings: The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project”, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1978, Austral Gallery Regional Art Commission, St Louis, USA.
  • 1977, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
  • 1977, Utopia Art, Sydney.
  • 1977, Orange Regional Art Gallery.
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