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Utopia



The Utopia region is located 240 kilometres north east of Alice Springs. It is home to around 2000 people, mainly Alyawarre speakers, who live in twenty-five outstations.
Utopia Station was a small pastoral lease, which was handed back to its traditional owners in the late 1970s.
The Utopia artists, primarily women, combined traditional designs with western craft practices beginning with batik. The batik project started in 1978 to help the women find a source of income in preparation for the land claim hearing. By being able to demonstrate the economic viability of the outstations through their artwork, the women were justifying their legal and moral right to their land.
The use of acrylic paint on canvas was introduced to the artists in 1988 and today the community has come to be associated with some of Australia's most exciting art.
The artists of Utopia have mainly made their own independent arrangements to sell their work through a network of dealers and representatives.

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Charmaine Pwerle
90 x 148 cm
SOLD

Charmaine Pwerle
Charmaine Pwerle
90 x 100 cm

Charmaine Pwerle
Charmaine Pwerle
90 x 148 cm

Charmaine Pwerle
Charmaine
Pwerle
45 x 150 cm
SOLD

Charmaine Pwerle
Charmaine Pwerle
90 x 148 cm
         


Weida Kngwarreye
Weida Kngwarreye
45 x 45 cm
SOLD


Jeannie Mills
90 x 30cm

SOLD
Karen Bird
Karen Bird
Ngale

90 x 45cm

Sacha Long
90 x 45cm

Lena Pwerle
Lena Pwerle
90 x 45cm



Lena Pwerle
Lena Pwerle
90 x 90cm


Weida Kngwarre
90 x 60 cm
SOLD

Betty Mpetyerre
60 x 60cm
SOLD
Lena PwerleLena Pwerle
1280 x 90cm
SOLD


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