Joy Kngwarreye Jones Utopia, NT Australia, b. 1959


Joy Kngwarreye Jones paints exquisite abstract interpretations of flowers at Enteebra, an important cave and ceremonial site for women in Alyawarre Country in Utopia. Utopia is a vast Aboriginal owned cattle situated 250K North East of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, and stretches to the Lake Nash on the Queensland border. It is bigger than some European countries.⁣

Jone's work can be seen in notable collections both nationally and internationally, including The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia and the Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands and the Holmes a Court Collection, Western Australia. ⁣

She is the youngest talent to emerge from a family of prominent artists, including her adopted sister, the celebrated Emily Kame Kngwarreye; her eldest sister, Lily Sandover Kngwarreye; and her brother, Freddy Kngwarreye Jones. Joy Kngwarreye Jones, like her elder sister Lily Sandover Kngwarreye (deceased), is the daughter of Jacob Jones, a senior lawman of the Alyawarre tribe.⁣