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Gracie Morton Pwerle


Bush Plum Leaves  | 90h x 65w  |  RK270

Not stretched or framed  |  Acrylic on linen

Gracie Morton Pwerle (Ngale) is an Alyawarre woman from the Utopia region of Central Australia. Utopia is an old outstation located 270km North East of Alice Springs. She was born around 1956 and is part of a family of well-established artists. Her family includes Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, and Ada Bird Petyarre.

Gracie was part of the Batik movement that swept across the Utopia region in the mid 1970s. Batik is an Indonesian dying technique used on various types of fabrics. It was not until the late 1980s that she began painting on canvas. 

Gracie paints her stories of 'Bush Yam Leaves', 'Bush Plum', 'Bush Plum Leaves' and 'Women's Ceremony'.

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