BORN: 1975 Alice Springs, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre
COMMUNITY: Utopia, NT
Charmaine Pwerle comes from a lineage of successful female artists. Her Grandmother is Minnie Pwerle and her mother, is Barbara Weir. Her early years and education straddled two cultures and she split her time between Utopia, Alice Springs, and Adelaide.
Charmaine regularly returns to Utopia to see family and take part in cultural ceremonies. Although her work echoes some of the familiar markings of her grandmother, Minnie Pwerle, Charmaine retains her own idiosyncratic elegance and energy in her compositions.
Image courtesy of Kate Owens Gallery