Australian Contemporary Art
Abie Loy was born in 1972 at Utopia Station, 275 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern territory of Central Australia. Abie Loy belongs to the Anmatyerr clan group and speaks Eastern Anmatyerr with English as a second language.
Currently, Loy and her family live at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) near Utopia Station although she divides her time between Adelaide, South Australia, Mosquito Bore and Lake Nash. Her family group comprises of her mother Margaret Loy, her brothers and sisters and her grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre.
Loy began painting in 1994 under the tutelage of her famous grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre and has custodial rights of the Bush Hen Dreaming and Bush Leaf dreaming which she depicts abstractly in her associated Sand-hills and Awelye (Body painting) series of works and as the main subject in other work.
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