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Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

Lucky Morton born 1952 is one of the original Utopia artists, involved in the now famous 88 silk batiks of the Holmes a Court Collection and published in “Utopia – A picture Story’. Lucky began acrylic painting during the 1988-1989 Summer Project conducted by CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) and has painted consistently since.

Lucky varies her style which often represents the flora and bush tucker of her country right through to her beloved football paintings. Her individual and uplifting contemporary designs still maintain important cultural and ancestral stories passed down over the centuries.

Lucky’s themes include Ngkwarlerlanem country (her country, Awelye (Women’s Ceremony), Wild Flowers, Devil Dog and Rainbow Dreaming. She also paints Witchetty Grub and Bush Medicine. Over the years Lucky has also worked with wood sculpting animals and has also worked with block prints.

Her mother and father are both accomplished artists: Mary Morton Kemarre and Billy Morton Petyarre and her
Lucky’s works are held in the Powerhouse Museum; The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Holmes a Court Collection, Perth; and the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane, as well as numerous other public and private collections worldwide.