Wally Clarke Pwerle

Wally Clarke Pwerle

Wally Clarke Pwerle

Born: c. 1953

Deceased: 2016

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Wood Carving

Subjects: Grass Seed Dreaming, Men's Ceremony, Bird, Bush Turkey, Ceremonial Man, Camp Dog, Hat

Wally was 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 was 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, VIC
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT