Karen Napaljarri Barnes History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 A Cacophony of Colour 2023, Art Mob, Hobart
2023 Karen Napaljarri Barnes Solo Exhibition, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2022 A Cacophony of Colour 2022: A Karen Napaljarri Barnes solo exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2021 A Cacophony of Colour 2021: A Karen Napaljarri Barnes solo exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 A Cacophony of Colour 2020: A Karen Napaljarri Barnes solo exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 Quizzical Critters | Karen Napaljarri Barnes, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 A Cacophony of colour, A Karen Napaljarri Barnes solo exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2018 Karen Napaljarri Barnes 'Budgerigar Dreaming' Online Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Warlukurlangu | Rarrlyparlu (Open Heart), Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree
2023 Celebrating Country | Women Artists of Art Mob, Art Mob, Hobart
2023 Top 20 of 2022, Art Mob, Hobart
2022 Tanami Today, Art Mob, Hobart
2022 Top 20 2022, Art Mob, Hobart
2021 Desert Mob 30, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2021 Aboriginal Art Exhibition - From the Desert to the Sea, Gallery One, Southport, QLD
2021 Top 20 2021, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Across the Top 2020, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Dorothy's Daughters and Friends, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 Across the Top, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 Songlines XXXI: Wing, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London
2019 The Children of the Warlpiri, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 Top 20 from 2018, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
2018 Across the Top, Art Mob, Hobart
2018 Top 20 from 2017, Art Mob, Hobart
2017 Top 20 from 2016, Art Mob, Hobart
2010 Exposition d'art aborigene d'Australie, IDAIA and Galerie Princesse de Kiev, France
2010 Warlukurlangu Artists @ Grassi, Leipzig, Germany
2010 Artitja Fine Art Exhibition, Perth
2010 Walukurlangu Artists Tour - ARTKELCH, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Leipzig, Freiburg, Germany
2010 30 under 30, Mossenson Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Jukurrpa - Our Story. National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Tandanya, Adelaide
2010 Youth of Yuendumu, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla
2009 Palya Art at Gallows Gallery, Gallows Gallery, Perth
2009 Warlukurlangu Survey Show, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2009 Desert Dreamings, Open Palm Court Gallery, New Delhi, India
2008 Yuendumu, Emerging Artists, Better World Arts, Port Adelaide
2008 Warkukurlangu Artists, Established & Emerging Artists, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2008 Opening Doors into Colourful Dreamtime, ReDot Gallery, Singapore
2008 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007 Stocking, Artereal, Sydney
2007 Australian Aboriginal Artists from the Central Desert, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle WA, USA
2007 Bush Tucker, Artereal, Sydney
2007 Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs
2007 Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Shalom College, Sydney
2007 Vivid Visions, Warlpiri women from Yuendumu and yonder, Cooe Aboriginal Art, Sydney
2007 The Women's Show, Vivienne Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Christmas Show, Northern Territory & Outback Centre, Sydney
2006 Warlpiri Artists of Yuendumu, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2006 Journey to Mina Mina, Gallery Gondwana, Sydney
2006 Warlukurlangu Artists, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
2006 Warlukurlangu Artists, Mason Gallery, Darwin
2006 Desert Mob, Aralauen Art & Cultural Centre, Alice Springs
2006 Senior Women's Work, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2006 Recent Works from Yuendumu, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Paintings from the Fire Country, Birrung Gallery, Sydney
2006 Artists of Yuendumu, Australia's Outback Gallery, NT & Outback Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney


  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland