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Title

Silk

2007

Artist

Rosie Ngwarai

Australia

1926 –

Language group: Anmatyerre, Central Desert region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Utopia Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Anmatyerr
    Date
    2007
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Textile
    Materials used
    batik on silk
    Dimensions
    110.0 x 210.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    286.2013
    Copyright
    © Rosie Ngwarai
    Artist information
    Rosie Ngwarai

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Rosie Kunoth Pwerl began working with batik on silk in the late 1970s when a series of adult education programs were held in the community of Utopia. Utopia comprises of seventeen disparate communities mostly consisting of extended Anmatyerr and Alyawarr family groups living close-by to places with which, under Aboriginal law, they have ongoing cultural connections.

    Pwerl completed 'Untitled' 2007 during the Utopia batik revival workshop which was held over three months in 2007. This workshop included both experienced batik artists as well as those who were new to the medium. Pwerl's experience is clearly evident in 'Untitled' 2007, with its resolved composition, fine details and complex layering. The fluidity in the work is akin to the freedom of expression found in paintings by Emily Kam Ngwarray and reflects the ease with which more mature artists give visual form and individual expression to their inherited designs.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Utopia