The Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australia.
Festival of Arts Foundation Collection, Adelaide, South Australia.
The Adelaide University Art Collection, South Australia.
The Levi-Kaplan Collection, Seattle, USA.
The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA.
The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission Collection.
The National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria.
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth, Western Australia.
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands
2006 Abie Loy Kemarre, Bush Leaf & Other Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, WA.,
2005 Abie Loy Kemarre, New Paintings, Gadfly Gallery, 22nd July – 14th August. Perth, WA
2005 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 5th May – 28th May 2005.
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA, July 30th – 31 August 2004.
2004 Abie Loy Kemarre, Solo Exhibition, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW, April 29 – May 23, 2004.
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre, First Solo Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, September Vic., Australia
2006 Prism, Contemporary Australian Art, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 6th October – 3rd December.
Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC., USA, June 30th – September 24th
Recent Painting, Kathleen Petyarre & Abie Loy, Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T., 12th August – 4th September.
Abie Loy & Kathleen Petyarre, New Paintings, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, NSW.,12th June,
2005 Aboriginal Vision in Contemporary Australian Art, Levi – Kaplan Collection, The Wright Exhibition Centre, Seattle, WA, USA, April 21 – Nov.4th.
Utopia & Beyond, Maunsell Wicks, Paddington, NSW., 1st October.
Abie Loy Kemarre, Dreamings, Gadfly Gallery, Perth, WA., July 22nd
2004 Arrnkerthe, New Paintings, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney, NSW., Nov 11th.
2003 Abie Loy Kemarre – Recent Paintings, Fire-works Gallery, Brisbane, Qld., June 27 – July 28.
2002 Abie Loy & Violet Petyarre, Recent Paintings, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW, November 17 – 22, 2002
2001 15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, Darwin, NT, Australia, 17th, August.
2000 The Collection, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, South Australia, 4 March – 30 April.
Utopia, Framed Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory, 10 – 27th March.
1999 North by North East, Landscape & Ceremonial paintings from Utopia, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, 8 – 30 July.
SALA Week, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA., 1st August – 8th August.
Joint Indonesian – Utopia Batik Workshop for Third Pacific Arts
Utopia Recent Works, King Street Gallery, Perth, WA., 12th Nov. – Feb., 2000.
1998 Our Country Then and Now, Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA., Australia, 1st March – 30th April
Raiki Wara: Long Cloth from Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.,, Australia, 3rd September.
15th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition Darwin, NT, Australia, 18th September – 29th November.
Utopia Dreamings, Japingka Gallery, Perth, W.A. Australia, 11th Dec – 28th Jan., 1999.
1997 Schilderijen uit Utopia, Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 20 – 7 June.
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, June 1 – 26.
1997 Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, Galeri Ardiyanto, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 5 – 20.
Documenta, Kasel, Germany, July.
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, August 4 – 16.
14th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Art Exhibition, August 1997 – 1998.
Japingka Gallery, Desert Designs, Perth, W.A. Australia, Nov. 1997.
The Alice Prize Art Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT., Australia, Nov, 9th.
Dreampower, Art of Contemporary Aboriginal Australia, David Cossey, Museum Art International, 1997, pp. 26,27,28.
Telstra 14th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Traveling exhibition, plate 17, page 25.
Raki Wara, Long Cloth from Aboriginal and the Torres Strait, National Gallery of Victoria, 1998 pp. 63 86,87.
Abie Loy Kemarre began painting in 1994 she is the granddaughter of famous artist, Kathleen Petyarre who imparted the methodology for creating the depth-of-field of tiny shimmering dots in her highly delicate, paintings. Her paintings show the detailed designs of her stories, using fine dotting, as does her grandmother, and also bold contemporary works. Her works have been exhibited in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and overseas. Abie’s work in batik was sent to Bali to be exhibited.
Over time, Abie Loy Kemarre’s paintings further evolved through her skill as a talented colorist and during 2001/2002, Loy introduced a bolder, more abstract style in her Sandhills and Body painting series. These newly evolved paintings are representational of her inherited Dreaming stories, however, these powerful images could be stylistically interpreted as abstract, expressionist and even post-modern. Her recent paintings depict the desert bush flowers and seeds painted in very intricate detail.
Abie Loy Kemarre’s unique signature style of painting has brought her critical acclaim that postures Loy at the leading edge of the Australian contemporary art movement.