Molly Pwerle’s country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr. She was born in approximately 1919 (no records exist) and has had little exposure to western culture. In fact, Molly picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 2004. Learn more about Molly Pwerle here.
This piece was painted in 2020 and is 122cm x 91cm 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.
Molly Pwerle’s country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarre – She is approximately in her 101 years old. Molly paints “Awelye Atnwengerrp”, meaning women’s ceremony in her country. “Awelye-Atnwengerrp” is depicted by a series of lines painted in different widths, patterns and colours that are explosive, colourful and energetic. The patterns represent the designs painted on women’s bodies during bush tucker ceremonies in Atnwengerrp. Molly has developed her own unique, contemporary style and is progressing into a major talent.
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.