NextGen Utopia

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In the footsteps of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle and Polly Ngale

Exhibition Dates:

October 1 – 24, 2021

Exhibiting artists:  Belinda Golder Kngwarreye, Bernadine Kemarre, Bessie Petyarre, Caroline Petrick Ngwarreye, Charmaine Pwerle, Emily Pwerle, Esther Haywood Petyarre, Janet Golder Kngwarreye, Jeannie Mills Pwerle, Katie Rumble Petyarre, Natalie Holmes Pula, Selina Teece Pwerle and Teresa Purla.

Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle, and Polly Ngale were instrumental in establishing the famous Utopia school of painting in the 1990s. Kngwarreye is still the highest priced female Australian artist at auction and her bold imagery largely led to Aboriginal art being regarded as a contemporary, rather than an ethnographic, art form.

NextGen Utopia celebrates the work of 13 of their descendants – each of whom grew up surrounded by the art of their famous forebears. Their work pays tribute to the founding artists while forging their own distinctive styles.

In partnership with Everywhen Artspace