Aboriginal Art by Australian Aboriginal Artists, Quality Aboriginal Paintings for sale.  

About Us


Below is a video about DACOU explaining what sets us apart from other Australian aboriginal galleries-


DACOU is the acronym for Dreaming Art Centre Of Utopia, and was founded by Fred Torres in 1993. Since its inception DACOU has become firmly entrenched in the art world and is recognised as the leading supplier of quality Utopia art.

Our gallery specialises in art from the Utopia region, located 270kms north- east from Alice Springs. The Utopia area is not only an area of great artistic importance but is a second home to Fred, who regularly sets up workshops in Utopia or Alice Springs. The objective of these workshops is to not only collect quality pieces of art, but to spend time with the artists who are also members of his family. These include Barbara Weir, Fred’s mother,  Gloria Petyarre (aunty), Anna Petyarre (aunty) plus many others.

This direct and important family connection is the key factor to DACOU’S success. Fred’s commitment to the artists welfare ensures each person is looked after and fairly acknowledged in their artistic creativity. DACOU provides artists with the highest quality canvas, paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work and where possible images of works in progress are captured and available for viewing.

Our galleries in Melbourne and around Australia stock an extensive selection of paintings ranging from the unique tourist gift to artworks of significant importance and collectable value. We provide a certificate of authenticity with every painting and information on the artist and their Dreaming
DACOU has an extensive selection of stock to suit the most discerning buyer and we are committed in providing prompt and efficient customer service. It there is nothing suitable on our site please contact us and we will email/post you further images.

We will also easily arrange freight to anywhere in the world.

Our Melbourne retail gallery is located at-

35 Spring St (Cnr Flinders Lane)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 03 9690 9187
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sun 11.00 to 4.00pm

By appointment all other times

Leanne Collier
Agent for Melbourne
0405 731 393