Artist: Rosie Pwerle
Skin name: Pwerle (also spelled Pwerl or Pula)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Rosie began painting professionally in the late 1990’s and comes from a large extended family of artists. Her sister Lena Pwerle, senior custodian of their country, is a well-respected artist. Rosie’s brother Louie, now deceased, was a talented painter and sculptor. Rosie has two daughters, Julie Pengarte and Amy Napangardi, who also paint.
Initially Rosie worked in the medium of batik along with over eighty other women from the Utopia region in Central Australia. Her work in batik is featured in “Utopia – A Picture Story, the Robert Holmes á Court Collection”.