Australasian Arts Projects is a regionally focused arts production company, newly established to entertain, inform and educate the general public about art, artists and artistic practice. Initially based in Singapore, Australasian Arts Projects is delighted to present its first event “ The Utopia Story “ an exhibition of remarkable work from the large Aboriginal community of Utopia in the central desert of Australia.
Utopia is the birthplace and home of some of Australia’s most pre-eminent Aboriginal artists, and there are approximately 200 artists working in the region today. Utopia has long been associated with some of Australia’s most exciting art – and the Aboriginal art movement, which is now recognised as one of the greatest aesthetic movements of the 21st century, has Utopia as its cornerstone.
The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive showing in Singapore of Utopian work, showcases powerful contemporary pieces from established and emerging Aboriginal artists. The Utopia Story will contextualise the art, telling the stories of each artist, their artwork, their land and their heritage.
Australasian Arts Projects is proud to confirm that Susan McCulloch, art writer, author and publisher, who has been documenting the extraordinary aboriginal art movement for more than 25 years, will launch The Utopia Story “ art and artists “ this Thursday 6 May, 7.30 pm, 303 Tanglin Road, Singapore,. The Australian High Commissioner in Singapore, HE Mr Doug Chester, will be a guest of honour, along with Sonja Chalmers from Eastern Desert Art.
The artists exhibiting their work for sale at The Utopia Story include Gloria Petyarre, Angeline Pwerle Ngala, Cowboy Louie Pwerle, Gladdy Kemarre, and Freddy Kngwarreye Jones amongst many others.
The Utopia Story will be held from Thursday 6 May until 4pm Wednesday 2 June, in an historic black and white house at 303 Tanglin Road. The launch on Thursday 6 May is from 7.30-9.30pm. For further information, please contact
Gabrielle Cummins and Simone Lourey, Australasian Arts Projects
303 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247952
Ph 9771 8974/9099 3779