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06 Feb, 12.30pm, MCA

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UTOPIA: A Picture Story

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

08 Sep 1993 to 07 Nov 1993

Artists:

Katie Kemarre, Lucky Kngwarreye, Audrey Kngwarreye, Hazel Kngwarreye, Janice Kngwarreye, Lilly Kngwarreye, Wally Pwerle

Guest Curator:

Anne Brody

About the exhibition

Utopia is an area of the Northern Territory approximately 250km north east of Alice Springs. It was handed back to its traditional Aboriginal owners in 1975, and in the early 1980s the community fostered a revival of a contemporary painting movement in the area. Many senior artists from the community have achieved international recognition, including Dorothy Napangardi who held a solo exhibition at the MCA in 2003.

This exhibition included paintings, sculptures and a traditional sand sculpture from artists of the community. The title came from a publication by Anne Marie Broady that catalogued batiks made during the 1980s held in the collection of the Australian Robert Holmes à Court.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Katie Kemarre
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Lucky Kngwarreye
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Audrey Kngwarreye
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Hazel Kngwarreye
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Janice Kngwarreye
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Lilly Kngwarreye
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Wally Pwerle
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Utopia community artists
  • (Painted car door)
  • Rainbow and Kurrajong Dreamings (ground painting)