1984, 19 Minutes
Women of Utopia features the work of Aboriginal women who live on Utopia Station near Alice Springs.
The women produce beautiful batik, which they sell to shops, galleries and museums throughout the world - some of which is held in the National Gallery in Canberra. One of the featured artists is Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who has received much recognition and many accolades since the program was produced. The film also provides an insight into the lives of tribal Aboriginal women.
Produced by Film Australia for the National Aboriginal Employment Development Committee. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Keith Gow
Featured People: Rosalie Kunoth Monks, Emily Ngwarai, Gloria Pitjara, Esther, Myrtle Pitjara, Betty Skinner, Glory Ngale, Barbara Ngwarai, Kathleen Pitjara
Running Time: 19 Minutes
Curriculum Links: Curriculum links include Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Studies of Society and Environment/Human Society and Its Environment (SOSE/HSIE).