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Geyla Pwerle

Geyla Pwerle

Geyla Pwerle

Born: Unknown

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Anemangkerr (Bush Melon) Dreaming, Akarley (Northern Wild Orange), Anthep Awelye (Ceremonial Dance), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Akarley (Northern Wild Orange), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Anemangkerr (Bush 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.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Exhibitions
2005
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006
APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition with Rio Tinto, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2006
The Pwerle Sisters, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007
Standing on Ceremony, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007
Treasures of the Spirit - Investing in Aboriginal Art, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007
Utopia in New York, Robert Steele Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
2008
Gayla Pwerle - Fruits of the Desert, DACOU Art Gallery, 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 - Colours of the Desert, Gongpyeong Art Space in collaboration with DACOU, Australian Embassy in Korea and Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010
McCulloch's Aboriginal Art - The Summer Show, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, VIC
2010
Desert Rhythms, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010
A Summer Exhibition from The Lands, McCulloch's Aboriginal Art and Flinders Village Café, Flinders, VIC
2010
The Pwerle Sisters, Group Exhibition DACOU, Melbourne, VIC
AWARDS
2005
22nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT - Finalist
2008
25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT - Finalist