Emily Pwerle

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About Emily Pwerle

Artist: Emily Pwerle 
Skin name: Pwerle (also spelled Apwerl, Pwerl, Pula) 
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Atwengerrp and Irrwelty
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: 1930's

Emily began painting on canvas in around 2001. The theme of her paintings usually relate to women’s ceremonies associated with her country, Atnwengerrp/Irrwelty. Her style often shows strong, bold linear work, with a backdrop of very fine dots, reflecting country or sometimes ntang – seeds and Sugar Bag – native honey, and other stories from Emily’s country.

Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions with her sisters' works: Minnie Pwerle, Geyla Pwerle and Molly Pwerle.