Minnie Pwerle

Minnie Pwerle was born around 1922 in the Utopia country of Atnwengerrp and died 18th March 2006. Her languages were Anmatyerre and Alyawarre.

Minnie Pwerle’s emergence and dominance in the world of mainstream art has been compared to the legendary Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who like Minnie, began her painting career in her mid seventies and continued to paint with an energy that belied her age. The power of Minnie’s work is in the bold, expressive simplicity of her linear style which depicts Awelye Atnwengerrp, traditional women’s ceremonies. Her mesmerizing lines and circles convey painted breast designs and dance tracks around camp fires, whilst the smaller tighter circles often seen in her work represent bush melon, one of Minnie’s principal Dreamings. Her canvas’ sing with Indigenous wisdom and a contemporary verve and express clearly the strong connection she enjoyed to both her country and her culture.

Minnie Pwerle exhibited her works extensively throughout Australia and the world with great success. She is regarded as one of Utopia’s foremost artists, with her paintings in continual and constant demand from galleries and private collectors.

Minnie was the mother of Barbara Weir and the grandmother of Fred Torres, owner of DACOU. For the first four years of her amazing painting career, Minnie painted exclusively for DACOU. This unique and important family connection means that DACOU Aboriginal Gallery is privileged to have a superb range of Minnie's paintings available.

DACOU highly recommends the inclusion of a Minnie Pwerle painting to any small or large collection.

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Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
267x131m
Code:
110195
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
360x166cm
Code:
3685
Bush Melon Seed

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
124x90
Code:
3635
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
101x76cm
Code:
3469
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91
Code:
3448
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
120x90cm
Code:
3804
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
120x90cm
Code:
4168
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
120x90
Code:
4224
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
120x90cm
Code:
4336
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
150x120cm
Code:
5649
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91cm
Code:
5837
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91cm
Code:
5854
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91
Code:
5852
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91cm
Code:
6681
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91cm
Code:
7310
Awelye Atnwengerrp

Artist:
Minnie Pwerle
Size:
122x91
Code:
9834


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