Aboriginal Artist Dorothy Jones Pwerle

Dorothy Jones Pwerle

Born: 1953

Language Group: Alywarre

Country: Atnwengerrp, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Women's Stories, Country, Women Collecting Bush Food, Akarley (Bush Orange)

Dorothy has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since 2001. Her style of painting often comprises of simple iconography representing women preparing for or participating in Awelye – woman's ceremonies and the body paint design associated with these ceremonies. Her backdrops of linear or patchwork patterns are created by applying very fine dots. Dorothy is second wife to Lenny Kngwarreye Jones.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs