Emily Pwerle

Emily currently lives at the small community of Irrultja which is situated within Utopia and home to approximately 100 people. Born in circa 1922 (no record exists) Emily does not have extensive contact with western culture. It was her late sister “Minnie Pwerle” who encouraged all three of her younger siblings, Emily, Galya and Molly to paint.

 

In 2004 prominent and respected artist Barbara Weir (Minnie Pwerle’s daughter) organised a workshop for the sisters with a remarkable painting result. Similar to Minnie’s works which provided enormous freedom and expression, the sisters’ application of paint on canvas also highlighted and expressed their various dreaming which have been handed down through the generations.

 

 Emily paints “Awelye” (Women Business/ Body Painting) which is depicted by a sequence of lines and motifs supported by intertwined design that are blanketed  across the canvas by colours which are dramatic in both  composition and vibrancy. The patterns typify the drawings painted on women upper bodies to represent a particular ceremony. Emily has mastered her own unique individual style which is regarded as creative, coeval and passionate.

awelye (Body Paint) 650mm x 770mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye (Body Paint)

Size : 650mm x 770mm

Code : 3393

Price : $1850

Awelye (Body Painting)  1000mm x 1000mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 1000mm x 1000mm

Code : 3085

Price : POA

Awelye (-Body-Paint )-No-3135

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye (-Body-Paint )

Size : 900mm x 1200mm

Code : 3135

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Paint) 600mm x 800mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye (Body Paint)

Size : 600mm x 800mm

Code : 3394

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 1220mm x 1220mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 1220mm x 1220mm

Code : 3087

Price : POA

Awel;ye (Body Paint) 910mm x 1230mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awel;ye (Body Paint)

Size : 910mm x 1230mm

Code : 3088

Price : POA

"Awelye" (Body Painting)

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : "Awelye" (Body Painting)

Size : 670mm x 760mm

Code : 3392

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 600 X 450 mm

Artist : Emily Perwle

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 600 X 450 mm

Code : 0136

Price : $ 699

AWELYE (BODY PAINTING) 700 X 1200 mm

Artist : EMILY PWERLE

Title : AWELYE (BODY PAINTING)

Size : 700 X 1200 mm

Code : 3137

Price : POA

Awelye - Body Painting 900mm x 1200mm

Artist : Emily Pwerle

Title : Awelye - Body Painting

Size : 900mm x 1200mm

Code : 3136

Price : POA