galya pwerle | original artwork | awelye atnwengerrp - ID40935

galya pwerle | original artwork | awelye atnwengerrp - ID40935
galya pwerle | original artwork | awelye atnwengerrp - ID40935
galya pwerle | original artwork | awelye atnwengerrp - ID40935

galya pwerle | original artwork | awelye atnwengerrp - ID40935

Dimensions: 81 x 79cm
Material: Acrylic on linen

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Painted in 2022. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Artwork is stretched and ready to hang.

Galya is the youngest of the Pwerle sisters, born in around 1925 in the remote Utopia station community (350km north east of Alice Springs). Galya Pwerle is sister to Emily Pwerle, Molly Pwerle and the hugely successful Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle- Togther known as "The Pwerle Sisters". Galya is also the aunt of acclaimed artist Barbara Weir (Minnie Pwerle's daughter).
Throughout 2004, Barbara Weir organised a workshop for the sisters, where they produced an amazing body of works. Occasionally they would collaborate on one artwork together.
Like her sisters, Galya's paintings depict traditional women's ceremonies known as "Awelye Atnwengerrp"which is broadly translated as Women's Dreaming. Although all the sisters share the same Dreaming, each one has their own completely unique interpretation of the Dreaming.
The bold expressive lines in Galya's paintings are said to represent body paint designs, dancing tracks made in the sand during women's ceremonies and sacred places where the ceremonies take place.

BRAND | First Nations Art Collection

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As Australians, we're proud to be an outlet for genuine Australian art. We now offer a curated selection of original First Nations art. Expect an ever-changing variety of precious pieces from contemporary First Nation artists like Jeannie Mills Pwerle, Abie Loy Kemarre, Gloria Petyarre Maitland Nelson Tjapurrula, and many Utopia artists. All First Nations artworks are sold with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Galya Pwerle was born during the 1930s in the Utopia region. Sister of the highly acclaimed artist Minnie Pwerle, Galya was encouraged to paint by her niece Barbara Weir in 2004 along with her sisters Molly and Emily Pwerle. The three sisters currently live and paint from the tiny community of Irrultja, a Utopia settlement with a population of approximately one hundred people.

All paint the Awelye Atnwengerrp dreaming, however each have developed their own unique style. Galya typically paints an under layer that depicts Awelye, or ceremonial body paint, followed by a layer dotting in brilliant colour. This abstracts the Awelye design creating an element of mystery and tradition. Galya was nominated for a Telstra award in 2005 and 2008 and is currently exhibited widely throughout Australian galleries.

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