Rosie Pwerle

Rosie Pwerle

Rosie Pwerle

Born: c. 1950's

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country, Arwengerrp (Bush Turkey), Soakage and Bush Medicine, Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Anwekety (Conkerberry), Anwekety (Conkerberry), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Anemangkerr (Bush Melon), Frog, Lizard, Coolamon

Rosie began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1999 and comes from a large extended family of artists. Her sister, Lena Pwerle is also a painter and senior custodian of their country. Rosie has two daughters, Julie Pengarte and Amy Napangardi, both of whom are artists.
Initially Rosie worked in the medium of batik along with over eighty other women from the Utopia Region in Central Australia. Her work in batik is featured in 'Utopia - A Picture Story, the Robert Holmes à Court Collection'.
In October 2017, Rosie spent two weeks at Mbantua Workshop with her sister Lena, and Lena's daughter Nora, where they painted their unique designs and stories.
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA