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"Visions of Utopia" Aboriginal Art Exhibition

BY Muk Muk Fine Art | 17-Oct-2013
This exhibition significant works by some of Australia’s most recognizable Aboriginal artists from the Central Australian region of Utopia including Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Margaret Loy Pula, Abie Loy Kemarre, Polly Ngale and Angelina Ngale.
Venue: Muk Muk Fine Art
Address: 51 Smith St, Darwin
Date: showing until 23rd Dec 2013
Time: Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm
Ticket: Free
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Abie Loy Kemarre, "Awelye (Body Painting)", 120 x 180cm, Acrylic on Linen, Image courtesy the artist and Muk Muk Fine Art

The Utopia region, 270kms north-east from Alice Springs, is an Aboriginal homeland made up of a series of smaller outstations. The modern art movement in Utopia began in the late 1970s with batik-making fabric workshops. Developing into elaborate designs, these batik works evolved from clothing fabric to works of art in their own right and were shown in exhibitions from the early 1980s.

In the early 1990s experimentation with acrylics on canvas proved successful and has since developed into the contemporary art works coming from the region today. The exhibition is on display at Muk Muk Fine Art Gallery, 51 Smith St, Darwin until 23rd December 2013.