Yvonne Koolmatrie

Location: Berri, SA

Language group(s): Ngarrinjderi

Renowned Ngarrindjeri weaver Yvonne Koolmatrie has an artistic practice spanning three decades. Working with the traditional coil bundle weaving technique and the river rushes of the Murray River, Koolmatrie has made imaginative and elegant forms that are held in major public and private collections.

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Superposition:  21st Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2017 Defying Empire - 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2015 Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie, TARNANTHI | Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2015 Yvonne Koolmatrie – Master Weaver solo exhibition, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney

2014 - 2017 Country Arts SA, Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Adelaide

2014-2015 Our Spirits Lie in the Water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2012 Parallel Collisions: 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2010- 2011 Ripples in the Water, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Touring exhibition

2010 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery/ GOMA, Brisbane

2010 Art & Soul, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2010 In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2009 Yvonne Koolmatrie: Eel Traps, Samstag Museum, SA

2008 Murray Cod: the biggest fish in the river, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum

2007 ReCoil Change and Exchange in Coiled Fibre Art, Artback, NT, touring exhibition

2006 Landmarks, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2006 Murray Cod: The Biggest Fish in the River, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, Australia. Touring exhibition: Mildura Arts Centre, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Flinders University City Gallery, Melbourne Museum

2006 Mixed Media, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney

2004 – 2005, Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Murray Darling Region, Hahndorf Academy Art Gallery, SA (touring exhibition)

2004 A Wing and A Prayer: Artists Investigate Flight, Mildura Arts Centre Regional Gallery

2004 Message Sticks, Indigenous arts festival: Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Murray Darling Region, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

2002 – 2003 Bush Tucker Connections, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

2001 – 2002 Home is Where the Heart is, Travelling Exhibition , SA Country Women’s Association

2001 Pacific Wave – Festival of Contemporary Pacific Arts: Weaving Garden. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

2001 Dreamweavers, Woven works by Yvonne Koolmatrie and Victorian Indigenouse Artists, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

2001 Yvonne Koolmatrie and Lena Yarinkura, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney

2000 Beyond the Pale, Contemporary Indigenous Art, 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1999 Organic Forms, Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney