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Rodney Gooch's Role and Influence in the Development of the Utopia Art Movement: A History of the Art Movement and Rodney Gooch's Role within it

Schmidt, Chrischona

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In the late 1970s the women of Utopia, Central Australia, began creating batik as part of an adult education program. A decade later painting on canvas was introduced to the artists by the art coordinator at the time Rodney Gooch and a major shift to working with that medium followed. Since the beginning, art and craft making have become some of the major activities in the community with the artworks being nationally and internationally recognised. Although over the three decades many different...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Chrischona
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:40:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1833-1866
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/57492
dc.description.abstractIn the late 1970s the women of Utopia, Central Australia, began creating batik as part of an adult education program. A decade later painting on canvas was introduced to the artists by the art coordinator at the time Rodney Gooch and a major shift to working with that medium followed. Since the beginning, art and craft making have become some of the major activities in the community with the artworks being nationally and internationally recognised. Although over the three decades many different art coordinators have worked with the artists from the Utopia community, no one has left such a mark as Rodney Gooch in regards to the interaction of the artists with the wider art world as well as in terms of the development and innovation within the art works. This paper examines the particularities of Gooch�s engagement with the artists by contextualising his visions tangible in the group projects into the broader history of the art movement
dc.publisherCommon Ground Publishing
dc.sourceThe International Journal of the Arts in Society
dc.source.urihttp:/dx.doi.org/10.18848/1833-1866/CGP/v05i06/35958
dc.titleRodney Gooch's Role and Influence in the Development of the Utopia Art Movement: A History of the Art Movement and Rodney Gooch's Role within it
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume5
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor200201 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3025350xPUB403
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSchmidt, Chrischona, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage149
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage161
local.identifier.absseo950104 - The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:24:05Z
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