This week, Eastern Desert Art’s Utopia Community Project, donated a new petrol-driven welding machine, rods and associated gear to the cattleman/artist, Cowboy Louie Pwerle. Cowboy who is in charge of the cattle project on Utopia is using the machine to build new stock yards and mend equipment. Continue reading COWBOY GETS NEW WELDER
Stockmen Tommy Bloomfield and David Bird have built a beautiful traditional Bough House for our Eastern Desert Artists. The Artists have longed for a large traditional dwelling in the outback in which to paint - place where they would feel comfortable and relaxed with the atmosphere of the bush all around. Within a couple of weeks of commencing the project, a beautiful Bough House emerged - a large round house approximately 19metres in diameter with a gumleaf -thatched roof and hessian sides. Next to it Tommy and David erected a small shed where we - myself and Elsa (our energetic English backpacker) - mix paints, prime the linen and make snacks and tea for the women. On Mondays the women come to paint at the Bough House. Their families join them and the day is spent meeting and chatting with people from the surrounding communities. The male artists always prefer to come in, collect their primed linen and take it back to the camp to complete. Continue reading The Bough House - a traditional painting place for the local Artists.
Three renowned Alyawarr artists from Utopia: Mary Kemarre Morton and her two daughters, Sarah Kngwarreye Morton and Lucky Kngwarreye Morton visited Tandanya last week and demonstrated their painting techniques in the gallery surrounded by the beautiful paintings and artefacts of their people. Image: Sarah Kngwarreye Morton, Rainbow (Mpwelarr) Dreaming, (detail) 2007, Acrylic on Belgian linen, 120 x 120 cm Continue reading Eastern Desert Artists Visit Tandanya
Rainbow Dreaming, Lucky Kngwarreye Morton, 118 x 119, Acrylic on Belgium Linen (Detail) Continue reading The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide
This Project was announced at The Power of Place exhibition in February at Tandanya: National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Continue reading Huge Fundraising Project for Utopia
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