Minnie Pwerle was born in the Utopia region in 1920. Her country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr. Minnie has fi ve sisters, and seven children including Eileen, Betty, June, Dora, Raymond, and Barbara Weir who also is a well-known Aboriginal artist.
Minnie began painting in earnest recently at DACOU‘s work shop where she completed a series of linear paintings in September/October 1999. Sonia Heitlinger, Director of Flinders Lane Gallery organised for Minnie‘s fi rst solo exhibition in 2000 based on the strength of these paintings. These works are bold and free-fl owing and immediately captured the attention of art lovers.
Her first exhibition was directly sold out. Minnies‘ main Dreamings are ‚Awelye-Atnwengerrp‘, ‚Bush Melon‘, and ‚Bush Melon Seed‘. These convey her love and respect for the land and the food it provides to the people. ‚Awelye-Atnwengerrp‘ is depicted by a series of lines painted in different widths and colours. This pattern represents the lines painted on the top half of the women‘s bodies during ceremonies in her country of Atnwengerrp.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.