Kudditji Kngwarreye Paintings
Painting his traditional country of Boundary Bore in Utopia, Kudditji Kngwarreye art is present in major national and international collections. His paintings may be purchased online by enquiry.
Kudditji Kngwarreye Artist Profile
Kudditji Kngwarreye is a senior man from the Eastern Anmatyerre country of Alhalkere on the Utopia homelands, and was born around 1928, the younger brother of famous Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. He has painted for over twenty five years, and Kudditji Kngwarreye paintings represent his traditional country around Boundary Bore, the country for which he is a custodian.
Significant throughout this country are the Emu Dreaming sites, where major men’s initiation ceremonies are performed. Emu Dreaming is one of Kudditji’s inherited ancestral totems, and is the inspiration for his art. Visual references to Emu Dreaming, and Men’s Ceremonial Dreamings from Boundary Bore, are always at the heart of artworks from Kudditji Kngwarreye. The artist is represented in major national and international collections and Kudditji has gained worldwide recognition for his powerful interpretations of his ancestral Dreamings.
Kudditji Kngwarreye is known for his large dynamic paintings, saturated with colour and paint, and his considerable creative output has helped expand the realm of traditional story-telling as expressed by Central Desert painters. Kudditji’s great paintings evoke lyrical images of his country using concentrated colour across the fom of the landscape. The artist uses densely applied paint and broad sweeps of colour to creates images of the intense skies of the desert rainy season and the extreme heat of high summer. A sense of immense space can be felt in the paintings.
Aboriginal art status – Highly collectable artist.
1992 Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel
2003 New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Waterhole Aboriginal Art, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel Exhibition, Sydney
2004 My Country, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2004 My Country, New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Waterhole Aboriginal Art, Danks Street, Sydney.
2005 New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Colours in Country, Art Mob, Hobart, Tasmania
2006 My Country, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2006 Masterwork, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Kudditji Kngwarreye: New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Kudditji Kngwarreye, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2009 Kudditji Kngwarreye – Recent Works, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2010 Summer Collection, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2012 Kudditji Kngwarreye and Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
1990 Art Dock, Contemporary Art from Australia, Noumea, New Caledonia
1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen 2005 Big Country, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs Centre, Alice Springs NT
1992 Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland
2002 The Contemporaries, Contemporary Artspace, Brisbane QLD
2004 Two Senior Men, Art Mob Gallery, Tasmania
2004 Australian Exhibition Centre, Chicago USA
2004 Heartbeat – Living Country, Wentworth Hotel, Sydney NSW
2004 Spirit of Colour, Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW
2005 Fresh from the Central Desert, Canberra Grammar School, Canberra ACT
2007 Artists of Utopia
2013 Landmarks and Law Grounds – Men of the Desert
Kudditji Kngwarreye | Ingwe – Night at Alhalkere
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