Genevieve Kemarr Loy

1982 - Present



Region: North Eastern Central Australia

Residence: Atneltyeye, Utopia

Language: Anmatyerr

Country: Atnangkere

Genevieve Kemarr Loy is a young and exciting artist from the Utopia region. She is the granddaughter of the late Nancy Petyarr and has learnt painting from her father, Cowboy Loy Pwerl. Like Cowboy, she paints the Bush Turkey Dreaming, but from a different perspective. On a superficial level her paintings depict the tracks the Bush Turkey makes as it searches for seeds and other 'tucker' and makes its way to the waterhole. Genevieve's paintings are characterised by a beautiful and careful handling of paint; a harmonious sense of colour; and great control of the delicate spidery marks that make their way across her canvas.

She is revealing a mature capacity to paint her Country in an evolving manner that is both surprising and encouraging in an artist so young. Lauraine Diggins Fine Art anticipates that this artist, who approaches her work in a most professional manner, will receive both national and international respect.



''City of Albany Art Prize'', 4 - 27 April 2009, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany

''Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award'', Lane Cove Council, Sydney

''The 58th Blake Prize'', The Blake Society, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

''Making Their Mark: Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Genevieve Kemarr Loy'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne; Cooee Art, Sydney


''Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

''Moscow World Fine Art Fair'', Manege, Moscow, Russia

''The Churchie National Emerging Art Award'', Morris Hall at Churchie (Anglican Church Grammar School), East Brisbane

''Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

''Sydney Art & Antiques Fair 2008'', Sydney

''Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2008'', Campbelltown City Council, Campbelltown


''Visions of Utopia'', Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney

''Memory As Landscape'', Masterpiece @ IXL, Hobart

''Utopia Today'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

Achievements, Collections & Commissions



''City of Albany Art Prize'', Awarded Highly Commended

''Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award'', Finalist

''The 58th Blake Prize'', Finalist


''The Churchie National Emerging Art Award'', Finalist

''Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2008'', Finalist


Lauraine Diggins, Melbourne



Barilo von Reisberg, Eugene, Impulse to Paint: The Artists of Iylenty, Utopia Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008 (exhibition catalogue)

''Annual Collectors' Exhibition 2008'', (exhibition catalogue), Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Malakoff Fine Art Press, Melbourne, 2008