Jade Torres Akamarre was born in 1993 in Adelaide and is the daughter of the internationally renowned and respected art dealer, Fred Torres are emerging
aboriginal artist following the footsteps of their Grandmother and Great Grandmother Barbara Weir and Minnie Pwerle. In 2015, Jade was the founder of this wonderful family business, Pwerle Gallery. She and her younger sister Mariah have inherited all the talent of their famed family predecessors. They are the great granddaughters of Minnie Pwerle and daughters of Fred Torres, highly respected Art dealer.
“South Australia’s most prominent, emerging Aboriginal artist, Jade Torres has launched her first exhibition for Pwerle Gallery in May 2018. Unlike any other art exhibition, Jade’s work will be flanked by no fewer than nine other notable Aboriginal artists, who span four generations and are her family. At 25 years of age, Jade, born and bred in Adelaide has a dynasty of artistic ancestry, painting is in her blood. Her family, globally renowned Aboriginal artists Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Emily Kame Kngwarreye to name a few have played a huge roll in her artistic style and the success of the business.
Jade said “with majority of the artists being family members and stakeholders in the company, I feel family connection is the key factor to my gallery’s success and it is our priority. The artists and the community are our priority and that is why a percentage of every sale we make goes back into our Utopia Trust.”
It was only in April 2018 that Jade picked up the paint brush and started to produce artwork. Having recently been featured in Elle Magazine and as one of Vogue’s Game Changers of 2018, alongside names such as Emma Watson and Margot Robbie, big things are happening for this talented young woman”.
2018 Utopia Exhibition of Four Generations, One Rundle Trading Co, Dulwich, SA.