Awelye by Minnie Pwerle

Cat. No. 3995
120 x 180 cm
Acrylic on Linen

Free delivery worldwide

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

Stretched delivery to an Australian address

At an extra cost we deliver this painting stretched to most locations via a Specialist Art Transport Company. Please let us know the delivery address and we will inform you of the extra charge.

Provenance

Minnie painted this artwork for Boomerang Art in her daughters (Barbara Weir) place. 

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 rockmelon and replicate the same designs painted on bodies prior to ceremonies.