Wild Flowers by Sally Kemara Perkins
Sally Kemara Perkins is a young Eastern Arrernte artist whose paintings represent the landscape of her childhood and landscape of her travels. She derives her inspiration from the beauty and harshness of the Eastern Desert landscape. Her paintings depict the startling effect of rains on her country when desert landscape is transformed into a maze of wildflowers.
Utopia is an Aboriginal freehold property formed in November 1978, approximately 250 km north east of Alice Springs. A former cattle station, it was sold back to the government in 1975 and handed back to the traditional owners – the Anmatyerre and Alyawarre people. It covers an area of 3,500 square kilometres, transected by the Sandover River, and lies on a traditional boundary of the Alyawarra and Anmatyarre people, the two language groups which predominate there today.