Light Over Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 21.03.03

The Community of Utopia has a very long history of artistic tradition and has produced some of the best-known artists of our time. Artists such as Emily Kngwarreye, Kathleen Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre and Ada Bird. All of who have featured in previous Japingka Gallery exhibitions.

Whilst it is believed that the name Utopia was bestowed somewhat ironically by the second wave of settlers to this (to European eyes) harsh Central Desert land situated 270 kilometres to the north east of Alice Springs, the community is now seen as an Utopia for desert artists.

This strong artistic ethos has resulted in an incredible depth of talent within Utopia not seen in any other community. Japingka Gallery has chosen four of these artists who represent not only the talent within Utopia, but also the diversity of styles and dreamings associated with this remote desert region.

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