Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as “yet another artist genius from Utopia’.
The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work is done by senior Anmatyerre woman Lena Pwerle of Utopia in Central Australia and is something extremely special. We’ve had just a few limited releases of this new style this year and the public reaction has been astounding. I haven’t seen anything like this since Minnie Pwerle and Emily Kame Kngwarreye came onto the scene, both from Utopia as well. Simply put, she is yet another artist genius from Utopia”, says Mr Jennings.