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Connections: Paintings from Utopia

BY Lauraine Diggins Fine Art | 04-Sep-2019
The lyrical, delicately coloured paintings by the artists of Utopia speak of a strong connection with landscape and country, as well as integral and significant ancestral and ceremonial links. On another level, we pay tribute to the personal connection Lauraine Diggins had with the artists and landscape of Utopia.
Exhibition showing throughout September at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art - preview on website www.diggins.com.au
Venue: Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Address: 5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield 3161 Australia
Date: 4 September - 9 October 2019
Time: Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat by appointment
Ticket: free admission
Web: https://www.diggins.com.au/exhibition/connections-paintings-from-utopia/
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Connections: Paintings from Utopia
Lauraine Diggins with Angelina Ngal, Utopia N.T.
Image copyright Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Utopia is around 350 kms north east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory with a strong arts community, particularly following the career of the internationally celebrated Emily Kam Kngwarray.

A strong supporter of the artists from this beautiful area, Lauraine built relationships with the Ngal sisters (Kathleen, Poly and Angelina - and extended family) from Camel Camp; Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Genevieve Kemarr Loy from Iylenty (Mosquito Bore); and with the Morton sisters from Rocket Range. 

She promoted the artists of Utopia, not only through her own Gallery but through art fairs and collaborative exhibitions both in Australia and around the world; as well as through prestigious art competitions. Lauraine was instrumental in the international fashion house Hermes commissioning Gloria Petyarr to create a design for their famous scarves.

Exhibition Connections: Paintings from Utopia showing at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art throughout September 2019.

5 Malakoff Street North Caulfield VIC 3161 Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat by appointment www.diggins.com.au