Geyla Pwerle

Geyla Pwerle

Born: Unknown

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Anemangkerr (Small Melon)

Geyla began painting in 2004 with her sister Molly after being encouraged by a very large extended family of artists to experience the pleasure of teaching her stories in a creative way. Geyla is the younger sister of the late Minnie Pwerle, one of Australia's most renowned artists.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs


2005 Permanent exhibition and collection, DACOU Australia, Rosewater, SA
2005 Group exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT 2005 Gallery Savah, Sydney, NSW
2006 Group Exhibition, 'The Pwerle Sisters' Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2006 Group Exhibition, 'The Pwerle Sisters' Artmob Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2006 APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition, Rio Tinto Offices, Melbourne, VIC
2007 Dacou Adelaide, Port Adelaide, SA 2007 'Standing on Ceremony', Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007 'Utopia in New York' Robert Steele Gallery, New York. USA
2007 University of NSW, Shalom Department, Kensington, NSW
2007 'Desert Diversity', Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007 Group Exhibition, Australian Embassy, Washington, USA
2007 'Treasures of the Spirit - Investing in Aboriginal Art', Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide SA
2007 APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition with Rio Tinto, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2007 'New Works from Utopia', Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2008 'Utopia Discoveries', Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Group travelling exhibition to major cities in Australia, 'EWB Elements', presented by DACOU in conjunction with Dreamtime Art and Engineers Without Borders
2008 Solo Exhibition 'Gayla Pwerle - Fruits of the Desert', DACOU, Melbourne, VIC
2008 'Canterbury Art Exhibition', Contemporary Australian Art, VIC
2009 'Walking Together to Aid Aboriginal Health', Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, University of NSW, Kensington, NSW
2009 'Utopia, Colour's of the Desert', Gongpyeong Art Space in conjunction with DACOU, Australian Embassy in Korea & Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, KOREA
2010 'Utopia' Group Exhibition, DACOU Melbourne, VIC
2010 'McCulloch's Aboriginal Art - The Summer Show', group exhibition, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, VIC
2010 'Desert Rhythms', group exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 'A Summer Exhibition from The Lands', group exhibition, McCulloch's Aboriginal Art and Flinders Village Café, Flinders, VIC



2005 Finalist - The 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA), Darwin, NT
2008 Finalist - The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA), Darwin, NT