Country: Boundary Bore Outstation-Utopia
Language group: Anmatyerre
Dolly Mills is widely recognised as one of Utopia’s leading Aboriginal artists and her work is held in major Australian and international collections.
The delicate patterning and subtle colours of Dolly’s work depicts the Yam Dreaming of her country of Alhalkere, situated in the Utopia region 270kms north east of Alice Springs.
She participated in the Utopia, A Picture Story exhibition which included 88 silk batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court collection.
1985 The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project
1988 S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia, A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 Silks from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia Artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1992 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1998 Dreamings, Vlaams- Europeesch Conferentiecentrum, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1998 Museum Dorestad, Wijk bij Duursede, The Netherlands
2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002 Celestial Light, Redback Art Gallery, Qld
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; ‘The Cove Gallery’ Portland OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland OR; Mary’s Woods, Portland OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs N.T
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; ‘The Cove Gallery’, Portland OR; Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland OR; Mary’s Woods, Portland OR; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Aug-Sep – Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford, Greenwich and New York
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, N.T, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2005 March – Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T