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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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Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 012971  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

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Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 003639  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 89 cm

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Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 006867  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

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Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye  |  Untitled

Jap 010494  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 90 cm

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Awelye – Body Paint by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 010971  |  acrylic on canvas  |  183 x 149 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012197  |  acrylic on linen  |  147 x 97 cm

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Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 006862  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012479  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

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Alhalkere – Kwenpaye (Clouds over Country) by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye (Clouds over Country)

Jap 006870  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013003  |  acrylic on linen  |  141 x 98 cm

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Body Paint Design by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Body Paint Design

Jap 003633  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 109 cm

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Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 005380  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004665  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 004660  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 120 cm

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Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Bush Melon

Jap 009212  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 61 cm

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My Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country

Jap 011095  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

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Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004652  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Spirit Looking After Country by Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir  |  Spirit Looking After Country

Jap 010471  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 92 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 007527  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

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Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 004262  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 122 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 000896  |  acrylic on linen  |  120x90 cm

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Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 010745  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 120 cm

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Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 012121  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 97 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 009565  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

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Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 010060  |  acrylic on canvas  |  186 x 147 cm

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Awelye – Body Paint by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Awelye – Body Paint

Jap 008520  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

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Yam Root by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Root

Jap 011194  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

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Yam Seed by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Seed

Jap 009536  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x120 cm

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Awelye Atnwengerrp by Emily Pwerle

Emily Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004528  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

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Yam Flowers by Jeannie Petyarre

Jeannie Petyarre  |  Yam Flowers

Jap 004094  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 115 cm

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My Country – Awelye by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country – Awelye

Jap 008800  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 92 cm

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Awelye – Anemangkerr by Minnie Pwerle

Minnie Pwerle  |  Awelye – Anemangkerr

Jap 003751  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 60 cm

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Awelye – Anemangkerr by Minnie Pwerle

Minnie Pwerle  |  Awelye – Anemangkerr

Jap 003752  |  acrylic on canvas  |  180 x 120 cm

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Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 011857  |  acrylic in linen  |  100 x 100 cm

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Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012477  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 102 cm

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Mother’s Country by Barbara Weir

Barbara Weir  |  Mother’s Country

Jap 010315  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 cm

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