Born: c. 1953
Language Group: Alyawarre
Country: Atnwengerrp/Irrweltye, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Wood Carvings
Subjects: Grass Seed Dreaming, Men's Ceremony, Bird, Bush Turkey, Ceremonial Man, Camp Dog, Hat
Wally is well known for his sculptures. His paintings are typical of the Utopia male artists style. He describes country and ceremony through fine linear dot work, forming concentric circles and parallel lines.
Wally is married to Janice Clarke Kngwarreye and she is also a very accomplished painter. Together they have seven children. The late Louie Pwerle, respected sculpture and painter, was Wally's brother.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
A respected sculptor at his home in Utopia, Wally has been sculpting for many years. Carved from the wood of trees found in Utopia, this sculpture shows a man prepared for ceremony. You can see the ceremonial body paint designs on his body.