Emily was born circa 1945, her country is Aknangkere and her language is Anmatyerre. Learn more about Emily here.
This piece was painted in 2020 and is 197cm x 109cm in size.
This artwork is currently stretched.
This artwork is apart of the Tandanya 30th year anniversary exhibition in collaboration with Pwerle Gallery called ‘Atnwengerrp – Our Apmere, Our Place’. It will be provided with a certificate of authenticity by Pwerle Gallery which will also be stamp certified by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
Emily Pwerle’s country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarre – She is approximately in her 98 years old. Emily paints “Awelye Atnwengerrp”, meaning women’s ceremony in her country. “Awelye- Atnwengerrp” is depicted by a series of lines and symbols, often criss-crossed patterns that are layered across the canvas creating an explosive & vibrant mass of colour. The patterns represent the designs painted on women’s bodies during bush tucker ceremonies in Atnwengerrp. Emily has developed her own contemporary style and is proving to be a prolific, energetic and talented artist, akin to her late sister Minnie Pwerle.
In Aboriginal culture, ceremonies are focal points in the life of the community. They are held for different purposes, but each is integral to the continuation of Aboriginal culture and vital to the happiness and well being of the people and the land. Learn more here.
All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.