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.
All three were born in the 1930's and grew up in close proximity together.
Passing within two years of each other, they each left a legacy both culturally and artistically, that has faded disappointingly from the spotlight, due in large because their art is scarce to find; having been whisked into private collections upon their passing.
The exhibition aims tobring backa hint of the old glory these three renowned artists brought to the industry, and to consider how their art has shaped the Utopia Aboriginal Art movement. There is more information on the Lost Legends exhibition page.
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.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition, and if you are overcome with a deep desire to share, comment, or like we love you for it. We will always share your tangible feedback with the artists when possible.
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A collection of works by Gloria Petyarre await the anticipated opening of Gloria, our special 2020 exhibition showcasing this Utopia elder and Australian icon's work.
WHEN: Friday 10th July - Monday 21st Sept 2020
Light pink and deep tertiary colours are trending with our artists this season and we have a beautiful new collection of artworks.
Arnumarra is the name of Colleen's country which lies north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
Colleen paints Dreamtime Sisters; ancestral spirits who roam the country performing sacred song and dance. They look after Arnumarra country and guide its people.