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Selina Teece Pwerle


Spinifex  |  45h x 30w  |  RK510

Not stretched or framed  |  Acrylic on canvas

Selina Teece Pwerle was born in 1977 in her traditional country of Antarrengeny, which lies in Alyawarr country north of the Utopia region in Central Australia. Selina's mother is Lulu Teece Petyarre, who is also a well-known artist. Lulu was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik Group in the 80's. Selina learnt to paint watching her mother when she was very young.

Selina is married to Malcolm Club Kngwarreye (both second marriage) and has two children. Malcolm's grandmother is Lena Pwerle, who is a senior boss woman in Utopia and is on a number of government boards, including the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (which protects the sacred sites within the NT) and the Urapuntja council which governs Utopia.

She paints the stories of her Father's country Antarrengeny in the Utopia region. Her main stories are 'My Country', 'Gum Blossom' and 'Spinifex'. Spinifex is a unique style to Selina, as she uses a fan brush to represent the movement of the spinifex.

Selina's paintings have gained a strong following within a very short space of time and she is an artist to watch.


Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs NT
Red Kangaroo Gallery, Sydney, NSW

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