Medium: Acrylic on linen
Title: Awelye-Atnwengerrp 2005
Image Size: 120cm x 90cm
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Minnie Pwerle (c1910 – 2006)
Prolific and expressive Aboriginal artist, Minnie was born on the Utopia homelands, about 250 kms north-east of Alice Springs. Her country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr. Minnie Pwerle made her first paintings at Utopia Community in September 1999 when she was in her late 80’s.
The artist’s main Dreamings are “Awelye-Atnwengerrp” (Women’s Dreaming), “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 as 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 their country of Atnwengerrp.
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