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Utopia Paintings

Utopia Paintings

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.

Utopia

Utopia is located 270 km north-east of Alice Springs on the eastern perimeter of the Western Desert ‘bloc’, next to the traditional Aboriginal lands of the Eastern Anmatyarre and Alyawarre people. It was named by the first white settlers in 1927 and occupies 1800 square kilometres of desert country.

In 1979 a successful land claim saw the Utopia Aboriginal community gain permanent legal title to the leasehold, and it was the Utopia women who played a key role. In 1978 the women had learned the art of batik as a means to establish a source of income in preparation for the land claim hearing. By demonstrating the economic viability of the outstations through their batik work, the women were justifying their legal and moral right to their land.

In 1988 the Aboriginal artists were introduced to the mediums of canvas and acrylic paint, which enabled them to produce paintings that were even more distinctive than the batiks. This new creative wave saw the rise of many famous artists of the Aboriginal art movement, including the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Barbara Weir, and many others. Artists from Utopia are highly regarded for the diversity and richness of their artworks.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

Minnie Pwerle
Kudditji Kngwarreye
Anna Petyarre
Gloria Petyarre
Galya Pwerle
Abie Loy Kemarre
Betty Mbitjana
Barbara Weir
Charmaine Pwerle
June Bird
Rosemary Petyarre
The Emily Kngwarreye Phenomenon
Dulcie Long Pwerle
Kudditji Kngwarreye Exhibition
The Colourists – Exhibition
Sandover River Exhibition
Polly Ngale

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012703  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012707  |  acrylic on linen  |  205 x 142 cm

Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 003639  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 89 cm

Sandhills and River Bed by Delvine Petyarre

Delvine Petyarre  |  Sandhills and River Bed

Jap 013530  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 60 cm

Sandhills and River Bed Country by Delvine Petyarre

Delvine Petyarre  |  Sandhills and River Bed Country

Jap 013642  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 60 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 013926  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 000214  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 014270  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 45 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 014278  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 60 cm

Awelye Body Painting by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye Body Painting

Jap 014279  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 60 cm

Sandhills and River Bed Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Sandhills and River Bed Country

Jap 014443  |  acrylic on canvas  |  201 x 88 cm

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 014547  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 006867  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye  |  Untitled

Jap 010494  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 90 cm

Awelye – Body Paint by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 010971  |  acrylic on canvas  |  183 x 149 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013318  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 120 cm

Awelye – Body Paint by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 010575  |  152 x 92 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Awelye – Body Paint by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 010972  |  acrylic on canvas  |  148 x 135 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012177  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 95 cm

Sandhills and River Bed Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Sandhills and River Bed Country

Jap 013676  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 90 cm

Sandhills and River Bed Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Sandhills and River Bed Country

Jap 013677  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 010332  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004530  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 005380  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004665  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 004660  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013001  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 96 cm

My Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country

Jap 011095  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Awelye – Body Paint by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 009646  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Bush Yam Seed by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Yam Seed

Jap 005438  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Awelye by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye

Jap 013080  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 61 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 007527  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 004071  |  acrylic on linen  |  138 x 117 cm

My Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country

Jap 010863  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 014009  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 90 cm

Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 004262  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 007404  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Fire Dreaming by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Fire Dreaming

Jap 011467  |  120 x 90 cm  |  acrylic on linen

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 011194  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 005454  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 000896  |  acrylic on linen  |  120x90 cm

Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 012121  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 97 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 009565  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 014006  |  acrylic on canvas  |  118 x 91 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 010060  |  acrylic on canvas  |  186 x 147 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 013969  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 50 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 006870  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Yam Leaf by Dulcie Long Pwerle

Dulcie Long Pwerle  |  Yam Leaf

Jap 011111  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 92 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 014441  |  acrylic on linen  |  118 x 91 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012479  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 012971  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Emily Pwerle

Emily Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004528  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Awelye & Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye & Bush Melon

Jap 010318  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Awelye – Anemangkerr by Minnie Pwerle

Minnie Pwerle  |  Awelye – Anemangkerr

Jap 003751  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 60 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012197  |  acrylic on linen  |  147 x 97 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 000545  |  acrylic on linen  |  123 x 121 cm

Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Bush Melon

Jap 009212  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 61 cm

Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 011857  |  acrylic in linen  |  100 x 100 cm

Yam Seed and Emu Tucker by Dolly Mills Petyarre

Dolly Mills Petyarre  |  Yam Seed and Emu Tucker

Jap 000151  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 120 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012477  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 102 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009063  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 90 cm

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