Minnie Pwerle

Born C.1922 – 2006

Language: Anmatyerre/ Alyawerre

Region: Utopia

Dreaming: Atnwengerrp  & Bush Melon Seed

Minnie Pwerle started painting her distinctive linear canvases in late 1999. In 2000 Minnie had her first solo exhibition in Melbourne.  Her rhythmic, linear works representing her country of Atnwengerrp immediately captured the attention of collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Awelye-Atnwengerrp was depicted by a series of lines painted in different widths, patterns and colours. This pattern represents the designs painted on the top half of women’s bodies during ceremonies in their country of Atnwengerrp.

Bush Melon was represented by meandering linear design, circles and breast motifs in different colours, creating very fluid and bold paintings.

From the time she began painting until she died in 2006 Minnie Pwerle paintings were exhibited around Australia and collected by major galleries in every state.

Bush Melons 900 x 1200mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Bush Melons

Size : 900 x 1200mm

Code : 192

Price : Sold

Atnwengerrp/Bush Melon 900 x 1200mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Atnwengerrp/Bush Melon

Size : 900 x 1200

Code : 260

Price : Sold

Anwekety (Body Painting) 1350 x 1820mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 1350 x 1820mm

Code : 2599

Price : $ 22,000

Bush Melons 920mm x 1270mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Bush Melons

Size : 920mm x 1270mm

Code : 2651

Price : $9500

Awelye (Body Painting)

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 900mm x 1500mm

Code : 192

Price : $9800

Anwekety (Body Painting)  900mm x 1500mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 900mm x 1500mm

Code : 2104

Price : Sold

Atnwengerrp 900 x 1200mm

Artist : Minnie Pwerle

Title : Atnwengerrp

Size : 900 x 1200mm

Code : 262

Price : $ 8200