Cowboy Loy Pwerle


Born: 1947

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ilyenty (or Ahalpere), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Arwengerrp (Bush Turkey) Story

Cowboy Loy is custodian of a secondary series of Dreaming sites in his country. The name Cowboy comes from his reputation as a stockman. He is married to two sisters, Carol and Elizabeth Kngwarreye who are both respected Utopia artists, and spends most of his time between camps in the Utopia Region.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth


2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Oregon
2014 Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil