Artist Queenie Mckenzie Nakarra
years 1930 – 1998
locality Turkey Creek WA
Also Known As: Gara-garag, Queenie McKenzie Nakarra
Region: East Kimberley
Community: Warmun [Turkey Creek]
Social Affiliation: Nagarra, echidna dreaming.
Medium: Painting, ochres on canvas with gum resin fixative
Subjects: Texas Downs station, Bungle bungle country
Bibliography: West, Margie (ed) ReCoil: Change and exchange in coiled fibre art, Artback NT Touring and Development, Darwin,2007. featuring : Margaret Djogiba, Mavis Warrngilna Ganambarr, Banbiyak Munungurr, Anne Dixon, Kantjupayi Benson, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Niningka Lewis, Topsy Napurrula Kisher, Phylis Naparrula Williams, Robyn Djunginy, Phyliss Rogers, Treahna Hamm West, Margie (ed) Yalangbara: Art of the Djang’kawu,Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin 2009. features: Mawalan 1 Marika, Matahman Marika, Milirrpum Marika, Roy Marika, Wandjuk Marika, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, Banduk Marika, Mawalan 2 Marika, Wanyubi Marika Jimmy Barrmula Yunupingu, Yalmay Yunipingu Joi Field, Jennifer, 2009, Written in the Land: the life of Queenie McKenzie, Melbourne Books, Melbourne. Dixon, R.A., & Dillon, M.C., 1990, Aborigines and Diamond Mining: The Politics of Resource Development in the East Kimberley Western Australia, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia. . Ryan, J., 1993, Images of Power, Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, exhib, cat., National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. . 1991, Aboriginal Women’s Exhibition, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. . 1994, Bush Women, exhib. cat., Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Western Australia. Winter, Joan., Native Title Business, Contemporary Indigenous Art (Catalogue), Keeira Press, Qld, 2002.
2006-2007 – Gifted: Contemporary Aboriginal Art: The Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2004 – North by North-West: Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; EXPLAINED, A closer look at Aboriginal art, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2003 – Raft Art Space, Darwin, NT.
2002 -> 2005 – Native Title Business – Contemporary Indigenous Art, a national travelling exhibition.
1995 – Paintings by Warmun Women, Australian Girls Own Gallery, Kingston, ACT.
1994, Australian Heritage Commission National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Exhibition, Old Parliament House, Canberra; Bush Women, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Western Australia; Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
1993, Images of Power, Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
1993 – The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
1992 – The Ninth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
1991 – Aboriginal Women Painters, Art Gallery of NSW [touring]; Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Aboriginal Women’s Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1995 – Gara-Garag: my life longa Texas, William Mora Galleries in Melbourne.
Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Berndt Museum of Anthropology, University of Western Australia.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.