Dulcie Long Pwerle continues the proud tradition of Utopia painters who draw on cultural stories and surround them with a contemporary interpretation. The Yam ceremonies performed by the Utopia women continue to pay homage to the important role that this bush food played in traditional life for Utopia people.
Dulcie Long Pwerle has significant artists in her family lineage, including her mother Jeannie Petyarre and other foundational artists of the Utopia art world Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Minnie Pwerle. Dulcie Long Pwerle is a relatively young artist, born at Boundary Bore in 1979. Her Anmatyerre forebears have instilled a strong artistic sensibility, and Dulcie’s artwork shows the great attention to detail and rhythmic movement that typifies the best painting from this region.