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MB037542

Scorpion Dance

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
180 x 120cm
Year Painted
2008
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MB037542

Scorpion Dance

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Artist Profile

Freddie Torres Pwerle Born: 1968 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Atnw…

Artist Profile

Freddie Torres Pwerle

Born: 1968

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Scorpion Dance

Freddie was born in 1968 in Darwin. The son of talented artist Barbara Weir, and grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle, Freddie began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs. He was also the adopted nephew of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye. His work has sold to many collections in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland and New York.

Freddie regularly visited Utopia with his family as a very young child, often staying for long periods before traveling to Alice Springs or Adelaide. One of his first vivid memories as a child was of the strange looking creature, the Scorpion.

The Scorpion Dreaming has been passed down to Freddie by his grandmother's family. As its sting is often very painful, the scorpion is left undisturbed and respected at all times. It is rarely seen during the day and only the desert sands display the signs of the scorpion's track.

Freddie's paintings represent the courtship dance between the male and female scorpion. Each scorpion interlocks their pincers together while traveling back and forth in what can only be described as a dance. After several hours and as much as 24 hours, the tracks that are left behind create an artwork in itself on the ground. The tracks which are criss-crossed over and over again are rare to find in the desert. Freddie's paintings powerfully represent the energy and vigor of the many movements made by the scorpions in their ritual desert dance.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

1998 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
1999 Quadrivium Gallery,Sydney
2000 Major exhibition of Dacou artists, sponsored by AMP
2002 Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Telstra Award Nomination
2003 Tandanya Institute, Adelaide
2004 Utopia Dreams, Dacou Gallery, Adelaide
2005 Solander Gallery, Canberra
2006 Gallery Savah, Sydney
2007 Gallery Savah, Sydney
2008 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Gallery Mbantua, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Freddie Torres Pwerle
Artwork Size:
180 x 120cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2008
Title:
Scorpion Dance
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on linen will be shipped in a cylinder to you free of charge, worldwide! An option to have this painting 'stretched' onto a wooden frame may be available. If selected, further charges will apply and will be calculated at checkout.

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Freddie began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs. Freddie regularly visited Utopia with his family as a very young child, often staying for long periods before travelling to Alice Springs or Adelaide. One of his first vivid memories as a child was of the strange looking creature, the Scorpion.

The Scorpion Dreaming has been passed down to Freddie by his grandmother's family. As its sting is often very painful, the scorpion is left undisturbed and respected at all times. It is rarely seen during the day and only the desert sands display the signs of the scorpion's track.

Freddie's painting represents the courtship dance between the male and female scorpion. Each scorpion interlocks their pincers together while travelling back and forth in what can only be described as a dance. After several hours and as much as 24 hours, the tracks that are left behind create an artwork in itself on the ground. The tracks which are criss-crossed over and over again are rare to find in the desert. Freddie's painting powerfully represents the energy and vigour of the many movements made by the scorpions in their ritual desert dance.
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Mbantua Darwin Gallery (MGD)

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