Minnie Pwerle : Beginnings, Masters of Aboriginal Contemporary Art #2

Community Event

29 Sep 2018 to 25 Nov 2018

Celebrating the work of one of the world’s great painters.

Minnie Pwerle (1919-2006) grew up at Utopia, a former cattle station 300 kilometres northeast from Alice Springs (also known as Urupuntja), home to the Anmatjerre language group. The story of her life was one of struggle and endurance. In 1999, at the age of 80, she took up painting and soon gained national recognition. The use of bold brushstrokes and bold, vibrant colours became her trademark, as did paintings of small bush melons and women’s body-painting designs.

The exhibition surveys Minnie’s Pwerle’s oeuvre and features a series of unseen paintings including the very first ones she produced in 1999.


Art & Culture Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Museums Australia Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Shop


Free Entry

Event Times

29 Sep 2018 to 25 Nov 2018

Once Only Event


Burrinja Cultural Centre

351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, 3158

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