Freddy Purla was born in 1968 in Darwin. The son of talented artist Barbara Weir, and grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle, Freddie Purla began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs. He was also the adopted nephew of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye. His work has sold to many collections in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland and New York. Learn more about Freddy Purla here.
This piece was painted in 2020 and is 198cm x 120cm in size.
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.
Freddy Purla dreaming is about ‘My Grandmother’s Country’ which features campsites that his people made as they trekked across the country in search of food or the coolamans used by the women to collect wild fruits and berries. He sometimes shows the form of a woman’s body adorned with ochre pigments collected from the land in preparation for the ceremonies. Small or large semi-circular shapes represent hills and valleys, and the lines of dry river beds and streams wind across the canvas as they do at Utopia. 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.