Gooch’s Utopia: Collected Works From The Central Desert

Dates & times

Thu 19 August — Sun 26 September 2010


From the late 1970s to the end of the twentieth century Rodney Gooch (1949-2002)traveller, cameleer, artist and arts advisor inspired, facilitated and collected the work of an important generation of Central Desert artists. The exhibition includes batiks, carvings, acrylic paintings, works on paper and so-called ‘spare part art’ all sourced from the two collections Gooch bequeathed to the Riddoch Art Gallery (Mount Gambier) and the Flinders University Art Museum (Adelaide). Most of the artists included in the exhibition belong to either the Alyawarr or the Anmatyerr peoples, and among the artists represented are Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre and Ada Bird Petyarre.

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Curated by Fiona Salmon and toured by Flinders University Art Museum

Image: Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Untitled, 2002, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 92.5 x 123 cm. Flinders University Art Museum. Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2008


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