Ruby Morton Kngwarrey

  • Skin Name:Kngwarrey/ Ngwarai / Ngwarrey
  • Language:Alyawarr
  • Region:Utopia, Central Australia
  • Dreaming:Awelye , womens ceremonies, Alpeyt , wild flowers, Rainbow , Boorlada, Sweet Honey Grevillea , Ilyarn, Ilyarnayt, Tharrkarr, Honey Ant , Yerramp
Ruby Morton Kngwarrey


  • Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
  • The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
  • Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopaedia - dictionary of biographies' Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).
  • 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 Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database; Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.


  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Homes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Art Bank, Sydney
  • Mbantua Museum, Alice Springs,Central Australia


  • 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 á Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire And Scotland
  • 1990 Balance 1990: views, visions, influences QAG, Brisbane
  • 1991 Flash Pictures, National Gallery of Australia
  • 1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence
  • 1998 Dreamings, Vlaams- Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Bulgium
  • 1998 Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • 1998 Art Gallery €˜Culture Store', Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs N.T. Australia.
  • 2004-2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs
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