Aboriginal Art from Utopia
Aboriginal Art from Utopia

An area of about 1800 square kilometers , 275 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in Central Australia is called Utopia. The area is made up of a number of pastoral stations run by European settlers in the early 1900 but was returned to Aboriginal ownership in 1979. The Aboriginal population of this area consists of several hundred Anmatyerre and Alyawerre people who live in small outstation communities near soakage bores spread throughout the area. Some consist of only some shelters or basic houses.

It is remarkable that this area became one of the most significant Indigenous Art producing areas in Australia with many artists highly skilled in creating inspiring art that attracted the attention of collectors from around the world without any help from Government. There is no Government supported Art Centre in Utopia and the Artists always relied on commercial and private Gallery operators for the supply of materials and marketing. 

The list of highly successful artists with some of them travelling numerous times internationally is long .... Emily Kame, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Ada Bird, Barbara Weir, Kudditji, Lindsay Bird, Abie Loy, Emily Pwerle, Minnie Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Molly Pwerle, Angelina Pwerle, Polly Ngale, Janelle Stockman, Nancy Petyarre, Lucky Morton ...

Aboriginal Art from Utopia
Aboriginal Art from Utopia

An area of about 1800 square kilometers , 275 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in Central Australia is called Utopia. The area is made up of a number of pastoral stations run by European settlers in the early 1900 but was returned to Aboriginal ownership in 1979. The Aboriginal population of this area consists of several hundred Anmatyerre and Alyawerre people who live in small outstation communities near soakage bores spread throughout the area. Some consist of only some shelters or...
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