Minnie Pwerle 37cm x 51cm
Artist - Minnie Pwerle
Title - Awelye (Body Paint)
Size - 37cm x 51cm
Code - 5366

Price: $1200

About The Artist

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.

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