Queenie McKenzie History and Collections


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Dazzling Diamonds, Art Mob, Hobart

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Inspired | The Collectors Edition: Artists from the Kimberley Region, Coo-ee Art, Sydney
2023 Ochre Painters of the Kimberley + Andrew Highfold - On the Lands, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2022 Painting Words, Cooee Gallery, Redfern
2022 Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2022 Significant 2022, D'Lan Davidson, Melbourne
2022 Top 20 2022, Art Mob, Hobart
2021 Rover Thomas and Kimberley Ochre Painters, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2021 Of the Land, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2021 We Choose to Challenge, Coo-ee Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 From Little Things Big Things Grow, Kluge-Ruhe Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
2020 Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 International Women's Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage Reconciliation Week, Art Mob, Hobart
2016 O Tempo Dos Sonhos, Arte Aborigene Contemporanea da Australia, Caixa Cultural, Sao Paolo
2010 Desert Country, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
2000 Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide
1999 Myer Gantner Collection, USA
1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA
1997 Songlines Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1996, 1997 William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1994, 1998 Old Parliament House, Canberra
1994 1996 Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia
1992, 1994, 1996, 1997 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1991, 1992, 1993 1998 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin
1991 Art Gallery of New South Wales (touring)

Awards and Recognition

2000 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine

1998 State Living Treasures Award, Government of Western Australia: For Queenie's unique contribution to the arts and culture and the teaching of the Gija language.

1997 Queenie was honoured by being chosen, with eight other Australian artists, to create prints to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sydney


  • Australian National University, Canberra
  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
  • Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle
  • Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Jacqui McPhee Collection, Perth
  • Stefano Spaccapietra Collection, Switzerland
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland