Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

  • Skin Name:Kngwarreye
  • Language:Anmatyerre & Alyawarr
  • Region:Utopia, Central Australia
  • Dreaming:Awelye ( womens stories), Tharrkarr (honey Grevillea), Alpeyt (desert flowers), Honey Ant Dreaming (Yerrramp)
Lucky Morton Kngwarreye


  • Birnberg, M. & Kreczmanski, J.B. (2004) Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region. J.B. Publishing Australia, Marleston, South Australia.
  • Brody, A. & Gooch, R. & 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.


  • Artbank.
  • Robert Holmes a Court Collection.
  • National Gallery of Australia.
  • Powerhouse Museum.
  • Queensland Art Gallery.


  • 2006, “Desert Hues”, The Gallery, Canberra.
  • 2005, “Small Wonders”, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs.
  • 2005, “Artists of Utopia” Then and Now”, Outback Alive, Canberra.
  • 2004, “Evolution of Utopia”, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs.
  • 2004, Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
  • 2004, “Last of the 20th Century”, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs.
  • 2003, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
  • 2003, Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition, Knoxville, Nashville & Portland, USA.
  • 2002, Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition, Knoxville, Nashville & Portland, USA.
  • 2002, Queensland Museum of NAIDOC, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Duaringa Shire Gallery, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery & Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Queensland.
  • 1999, “International Tour”, Art Direct Gallery, Litsey & Kearney.
  • 1998, Chapel Off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1998, “Dreamings”, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy, Vlaams, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 1998, “Exhibition in Art Centre”, Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.
  • 1998, “Art Gallery Culture Store”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 1998, “Paintings from Utopia and Balgo Hills”, Aboriginal Art Galerie Behr, Speyer, Germany.
  • 1991, 8th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
  • 1991, “Australian Perspecta”, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • 1990, “Views, Visions, Influences”, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
  • 1989 – 1991, “Utopia A Picture Story”, Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide, The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick.
  • 1989, “Utopia Women’s Paintings: The First Works on Canvas. A Summer Project”, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1981, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide.
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