Awelye - Set of 3 paintings by Minnie Pwerle

Cat. No. 4772.1

each painting 90 x 120 cm

 

Free delivery worldwide

Those large original paintings on quality linen will be delivered rolled into a tube to any place around the world at no extra charge for shipping and insurance. 

To an Australian address we deliver the paintings stretched and ready to hang

Provenance

Minnie painted these artworks for her grandson Patrick. Boomerang Art bought them in 2006.

Story

Minnie Pwerle was born in c.1910/1920 and passed away in 2006. She commenced painting in her late eighties and almost instantly became a success story. Just five years into her career as an Aboriginal artist she was listed as one of Australia’s Top 50 “Most Collectable Artists” in the Australian Art Collector. During her brief career her paintings were steadily growing in popularity. Minnie Pwerle painted Awelye, a title that encapsulates women’s ceremonies and body paint and also significant aspects of life as experienced by Aboriginal people for many generations. These may include sources of food like bush fruits, ceremonies or dancing lines as well as her homeland Atnwengerrp, a region of Utopia, some 250 km’s north-west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. For example, when Minnie painted dancing lines, she replicated dancing tracks which were painted on women’s bodies before a ceremony were performed. Other paintings show bush fruits like bush melon, bush tomato or rock melon and replicate the same designs painted on bodies prior to ceremonies.