"Visions of Utopia" Aboriginal Art Exhibition
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.