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Dacou 20th Anniversary Poster

2013 is a big year for DACOU as the gallery celebrates its twentieth anniversary of representing artists from the Utopia communities of Irruljta and Atnwengerrp. Established in 1993 by Fred Torres, his mother Barbara Weir and other relatives and artists from Utopia, DACOU prides itself on being the only Indigenous owned gallery in Australia to represent its community without any form of government funding. Additionally, it is one of only a handful of galleries to have exclusively represented Indigenous art for this long.

To mark this proud point in its history, on Thursday 12th September, DACOU will present a night of celebration to a selected list of valued customers, loyal friends and important Indigenous artists who have supported the gallery and the artists since its inception twenty years ago.


Then from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th, the DACOU warehouse doors will open to the public, presenting the creme de la creme as selected by the gallery director, Fred Torres. Along with some exceptional key pieces, further medium to large sized works will be heavily reduced for art lovers keen to snap up a bargain. Following this weekend, if you are interested in viewing the stock, simply make an appointment by emailing or calling 0410 916 364.


Among the artists whose work will be featured are Emily Kame Kngwarreye, The Pwerle sisters, (Minnie, Molly, Emily & Galya), Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre, Anna Price Petyarre, Lizzie Pwerle, Freddy Purla, The Hunter sisters, (Susie and Annie) Lindsay Bird, Greeny Purvis, and many more.


DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia) is the art centre for theIrrultja(Irrweltye) and Atnwengerrp communities in Utopia. Works from DACOU have always carried the highest provenance and are represented in major public and private collections, both across Australia and internationally.


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