Lorna Fencer Biography

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DATE OF BIRTH:  c.1920

REGION: Utopia

LANGUAGE GROUP:  Warlpiri & Ngaliya

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria
Aboriginal Galleries of Australia
Artbank
Australian Heritage Commission Collection
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory

 

EXHIBITIONS

2012  The Colourists: Kudditji Kngwarreye & Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2012  Heirs and Successors, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2010  Tradition to Modernity, Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store, Tasmania Art Fair, Launceston
2008  11 Amazing Women Artists From the Central and Western Desert, Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store, Alice Springs
2008  Women’s Law, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2008  The Genius of Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2006  Luminaries of the Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2005  Decouvrir Rever, Investir, Australian Embassy, Paris
2005  Lorna Napurrula Fencer: Recent Paintings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney 
2005  All About Yumarrpa, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004  The Dancers – Warlpiri Women, Art Mob, Hobart
2004  Colour Power, The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Melbourne
2004  21st National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2003  20th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 
2003  Lorna Napurrula Fencer: New Paintings, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle 
2002  Lorna Napurrula Fencer – The Big Picture, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.
2002  Lorna Napurrula Fencer – Paintings from the Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2002  Lorna Fencer – Inner Spring – New Works from the Tanami, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2001  A Tribute to Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art Gallery, Melbourne 
2001  Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2001  Icons of Australian Aboriginal Art, Singapore
2001  Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2000  Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
2000  Artists from Lajamanu – Tanami Desert, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2000  Opening of Yuwayi Art Centre, Fremantle
1999  St Valentine’s Exhibition, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
1999  Tracks Across the Landscape, Land Rover Showroom, Sydney 
1999  Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney
1999  Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
1999  United Nations Building, New York, USA
1999  Yapa, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1999  Embassy of Australia, Washington, USA
1999  Paintings from Lajamanu Community, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
1998  Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra
1998  Yulyulu, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1998  Warnayaka Warlpiri, Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin
1998  Wild Warlpiri Women, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney 
1998  John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1998  6th Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1997  Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997  Women’s Body Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1997  Me Warlpiri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1996  All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
1994  Gabriel Gallery, Melbourne
1991  Yapakurlangu Wirrkardu, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek
1991  Aboriginal Art, Australia Embassy, Washington, USA
1991  Paint Up Big: Warlpiri Women’s Art from Lajamanu, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991  Aboriginal Art and Spirituality, High Court, Canberra
1990  S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 
1990  Paint Up Big, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1990  Robert Holmes a Court Collection (touring USA), USA
1988  People, Place & Art, Hilton International Hotel, Adelaide
 

AWARDS

2004  Selected Entrant, 21st annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
2000  Selected Entrant, 20th annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
1998  John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria
1997  Gold Coast City Art Award, Conrad Jupiters Casino