Artist: Audrey Kngwarreye Morton

Artist Profile

Artist: Audrey Kngwarreye Morton
Born : 1954.
Skin Name: Kngwarreye (Ngwarai)
Region: Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia
Dreaming: Awely (Body Paint), Yerramp (Honey Ant), Rainbow (Mpwelarr), Sweet Honey Grevillea (Tharrkarr), Wild Flower Seeds.

Born to Mary Kemarre and Billy (Stockman) Pitjara Morton,
Audrey together with her sisters began her artistic career with her introduction into batik making.

Audrey Kngwarreye Morton was involved in the important Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) community projects which resulted in Utopia - A Picture Story, 88 silk batiks from the Holmes a Court which toured throughout Australia.


  • Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
  • The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

irst foray into painting with acrylic on canvas began when CAAMA initiated Utopia Women’s Paintings the first works on canvas – A Summer Project.

Audrey paints many subjects including Sweet Honey Grevillea (Tharrkarr), Alpeyt (Acacia flowers) and Awely body designs from Antarrengeny which is her mother's country..

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