MINNIE PWERLE

Minnie Pwerle was born around.1910's at McDonell Down Station in the Northern Territory and passed away in March 2006.  Her country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr.She lived at Utopia with her family of three daughters and one son including her daughter Barbara Weir, who is also a notable artist. 

Minnie started painting in the 1980's, completing batik works for the Robert Holmes a Court Collection and did not start painting her beautifully coloured linear canvas’s until September 1999.  Her dreamings are Body Painting (Awelyewe) and the Bush Melon and her work is linear in either one colour or multiple colours.  Awelye-Atnwengerrp is depicted by a series of lines painted in different widths, patterns and colours. This pattern represents the designs painted on the top half of the women's bodies during ceremonies in their country of Atnwengerrp.  Bush Melon is represented by meandering linear design, circles and breast motif in different colours, creating very fluid and bold paintings.

Minnie’s work has been selected in the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art and has been extremely popular amongst collectors during her short career.

  - Body Paint (2004)
Body Paint acrylic on canvas 145 x 180cm


Women’s Ceremony acrylic on canvas 122 x 167cm


Women’s Ceremony acrylic on canvas 122 x 167cm


Women’s Ceremony acrylic on canvas 90 x 127cm

        Previously Available:

  - Awelyere
Awelyere Acrylic on Canvas 120 x 200cm SOLD


Awelye - 2003, Acrylic on Canvas, 126 x 210cm SOLD


Awelye Womens Dreaming - 2004, Acrylic on Canvas, 207 x 120cm SOLD


Awelye women's dreaming - 2003, Acrylic on Canvas, 119 x 170cm SOLD


Awelye Bush Melon - 2004, Acrylic on Canvas, 234 x 123cm SOLD


Awelye Womens Dreaming - 2004, Acrylic on Canvas, 119 x 97cm SOLD

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