ABORIGINAL ART & CULTURE
“Through the Utopia front gate and we take the track to the small outstation where we are working. Here there are traditional bush shelters and a largely traditional life of hunting and gathering”
Utopia, an area of just under 2,000 square kilometres to the North East of Alice Springs, is semi-arid desert country inhabited by Aboriginal people. In the early days of the Utopia contemporary art movement ANGELINA PWERLE was one of a group of women who produced batik.
She was also a participating artist in A summer project, the seminal event that inspired the first Utopia canvases painted in the summer of 1988-89.
Bill Nuttall first discovered Angelina’s work in 1993 when he came across a sculpture that took his breath away, the sculpture was by Angelina. Here Bill speaks about Angelina and his long-term relationship with this significant contemporary artist.