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.

 

Bush Yam – Mothers Country by Naomi Price Pwerle

Naomi Price Pwerle  |  Bush Yam – Mothers Country

Jap 017048  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 69 cm

Anatye Yam by Margaret Loy Pula

Margaret Loy Pula  |  Anatye Yam

Jap 017068  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 74 cm

Bush Flowers by Joycie Jones Petyarre

Joycie Jones Petyarre  |  Bush Flowers

Jap 017055  |  acrylic on canvas  |  197 x 67 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 016054  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 120 cm

Hunting for Bushtucker by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Hunting for Bushtucker

Jap 017290  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Belinda Golder Kngwarreye

Belinda Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 016740  |  acrylic on canvas  |  143 x 95 cm

My Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country

Jap 015549  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 151 cm

Bush Yam – My Country by Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Janet Golder Kngwarreye  |  Bush Yam – My Country

Jap 017228  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Roseanne Pwerle Morton

Roseanne Pwerle Morton  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017239  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 108 cm

Bush Turkey Dreaming by Genevieve Kemarr Loy

Genevieve Kemarr Loy  |  Bush Turkey Dreaming

Jap 016842  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 016716  |  acrylic on canvas  |  197 x 110 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 012246  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013318  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013193  |  acrylic on linen  |  220 x 140 cm

Spinifex by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Spinifex

Jap 017305  |  acrylic on canvas  |  146 x 99 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015761  |  acrylic on canvas  |  214 x 149 cm

Bush Plum – Seeds & Leaves by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  Bush Plum – Seeds & Leaves

Jap 017307  |  acrylic on canvas  |  175 x 114 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 016620  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004530  |  acrylic on linen  |  70 x 55 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Jeannie Petyarre

Jeannie Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 015719  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Yam Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 015915  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Emu Seed and Bush Plum by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed and Bush Plum

Jap 015287  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 120 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 000585  |  acrylic on linen  |  177 x 137 cm

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle  |  Awelye Atnwengerrp

Jap 004665  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Awelye Bush Melon Seeds by Louise Numina

Louise Numina  |  Awelye Bush Melon Seeds

Jap 017313  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 100 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 017260  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 017126  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 45 cm

Hunting for Bushtucker by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Hunting for Bushtucker

Jap 016465  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 87 cm

Bush Yam Seed by Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary Petyarre  |  Bush Yam Seed

Jap 005438  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Bush Turkey Dreaming by Cowboy Loy Pwerl

Cowboy Loy Pwerl  |  Bush Turkey Dreaming

Jap 015302  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 120 cm

Emu Seed Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed Country

Jap 015283  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 120 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 010332  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 012177  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 95 cm

Fire Dreaming by Charmaine Pwerle

Charmaine Pwerle  |  Fire Dreaming

Jap 011467  |  120 x 90 cm  |  acrylic on linen

My Country – Bush Medicine by Sharon Numina

Sharon Numina  |  My Country – Bush Medicine

Jap 016273  |  acrylic on canvas  |  145 x 100 cm

Emu Seed Country by Polly  Ngal

Polly Ngal  |  Emu Seed Country

Jap 015285  |  acrylic on linen  |  203 x 114 cm

Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  Yam Dreaming

Jap 011194  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

My Country by Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre  |  My Country

Jap 010863  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 005454  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 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

Bush Plum Flowers by Kathleen  Ngal

Kathleen Ngal  |  Bush Plum Flowers

Jap 015277  |  acrylic on linen  |  143 x 124 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 007404  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Bush Plum by Kathleen  Ngal

Kathleen Ngal  |  Bush Plum

Jap 015282  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 152 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 Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 011855  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Awelye & Bush Melon by Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana  |  Awelye & Bush Melon

Jap 010318  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Desert Wild Flowers by Lanita Numina

Lanita Numina  |  Desert Wild Flowers

Jap 015899  |  acrylic on canvas  |  140 x 88 cm

Bush Hen Dreaming by Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre  |  Bush Hen Dreaming

Jap 011857  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

Bush Turkey Story by Genevieve Kemarr Loy

Genevieve Kemarr Loy  |  Bush Turkey Story

Jap 015298  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 150 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 012479  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 016065  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Bush Plum Dreaming by Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale  |  Bush Plum Dreaming

Jap 015783  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 49 cm

Untitled by Cowboy Loy Pwerl

Cowboy Loy Pwerl  |  Untitled

Jap 015301  |  acrylic on linen  |  108 x 205 cm

Bush Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 010060  |  acrylic on canvas  |  186 x 147 cm

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming

Jap 016529  |  acrylic on canvas  |  94 x 91 cm

Mountain Devil Dreaming by Nancy Kunoth Petyarr

Nancy Kunoth Petyarr  |  Mountain Devil Dreaming

Jap 015294  |  acrylic on linen  |  120.5 x 92 cm

Warla Country Waterholes by Nada Rawlins

Nada Rawlins  |  Warla Country Waterholes

Jap 006350  |  acrylic on canvas  |  137 x 97 cm

Bush Medicine by Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray

Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray  |  Bush Medicine

Jap 015309  |  acrylic on linen  |  96 x 122 cm

Hunting for Bushtucker by Gracie Morton Pwerle

Gracie Morton Pwerle  |  Hunting for Bushtucker

Jap 016468  |  acrylic on canvas  |  95 x 87 cm

Bush Turkey Dreaming by Genevieve Kemarr Loy

Genevieve Kemarr Loy  |  Bush Turkey Dreaming

Jap 015296  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 61 cm

Untitled by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye  |  Untitled

Jap 010494  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 90 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 015023  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 45 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 000571  |  acrylic on linen  |  135 x 118 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 013969  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 50 cm

Anaty – Bush Yam by Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Jeannie Mills Pwerle  |  Anaty – Bush Yam

Jap 012971  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

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 Medicine Leaves by Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre  |  Bush Medicine Leaves

Jap 013937  |  acrylic on linen  |  142 x 60 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

Apmere – Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Apmere – Country

Jap 000549  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 98 cm

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