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GREENY PURVIS PETYARRE: A True Utopian Gentleman

"...a very high proportion [of his paintings] are rendered with the greatest integrity and intimate detail. The best of these are a pleasure to behold, and a privilege to possess."

Greeny Purvis Petyarre was a true Utopian gentleman

Greeny Purvis Petyarre was an elder of Alhalkere country, holding ownership of Dreaming stories and ceremonies. He had a deep respect and bond with his land and country and lived a long life at Bounday Bore Outstation, situated in Alhalkere country in the Utopia region. 

Read more about Greeny who is featured in our current exhibition Lost Legends | 3 Feb - 31 March 2017.

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New Arrivals

New Aboriginal art to choose from

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Shop the Autumn Collection

Shop the Autumn Collection

Shop the Autumn Collection and be inspired by burnt umbers, fall colours and sultry hues.

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Ada Bird: an inspirational figure

Ada Bird Petyarre with her grandson

"She remains an inspiring figure of the early Aboriginal contemporary art movement."

As a senior elder and matriarch of the Anmatyerre people, Ada Bird Petyarre was deeply respected for her cultural role and talent to be able to embed this in her artwork. 

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Tips for decorating with Green

Green is the colour of growth, of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing colour on the earth.

Explore tips and ideas on decorating with this rejuvenating colour.

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Introducing special offers when purchasing 2 + on oodles of small paintings...

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Lost Legends Exhibition Now Open

Image of Ada Bird Petyarre painting a large painting

Lost Legends showcases the extraordinary works of three Utopia Aboriginal artists, now passed, described as 'the founders of Utopia art' and among Aboriginal art's most respected leaders during the Aboriginal art boom of the 1990's.

Today there are very few paintings by these artists available for sale and they are becoming increasingly difficult to source. For this exhibition, we were challenged with this very notion and now proudly present eighteen exquisite, timeless and 'lost' artworks by Ada, Nancy and Greeny Petyarre.

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FINAL DAYS of Spirits of the Desert Exhibition

Large Colleen Wallace Nungari painting

Tomorrow marks the last day of Spirits of the Desert. If you have your eye on a piece of art in the exhibition, now may be your last chance so be sure to buy now or get in touch! ♥

Thank you for all the beautiful feedback we have received. We are grateful to be able to share what we learn and do what we do.

The information about the exhibition will remain on our website under Past Exhibitions

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2016 bid farewell to Mary Morton Kemarre

Warning: This article includes images and name of a recently deceased person that may cause distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Warning: This article includes images and name of a recently deceased person that may cause distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

With sadness we say an official farewell to Mary Morton Kemarre of Utopia who passed away in late 2016. 

Mary was a much loved member of Utopia's art community, having been one of the original group of batik artists which formed in the 1980's.

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Spirits of the Desert: A Behind the Scenes Picture Story

Spirits of the Desert came together after extensive collaboration with both artists Colleen Wallace and Angelina Ngale who were featured in the Nov-Jan exhibition.

While the artists spent several months working on the exhibition artworks, much of our preparation and research was spent over a number of years - given that travel to the artists' homes are some 200 km into the desert northeast of Alice Springs in Central Australia; the nearest township. 

Angelina Ngale speaks very little English, and in order to gain insight into her story called Atham-areny, we needed to spend a lot more time with her.

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