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Lizzie Pwerle

Biography


Lizzie Pwerle

Biography

Lizzie is an emerging artist from Utopia, a community located 240 kilometres north east of Alice Springs known for its quality art.
Lizzie was involved in the Batik project of the 1970s, when Western craft practices and traditional Indigenous imagery were combined for the first time. Lizzy was one of the early artists who began to use acrylic paint and canvas in the1980s.
Lizzie is a first cousin of the famed Pwerle sisters.
Lizzie has a profound knowledge and respect for her country, and this is reflected in her paintings. The works also ensure the continuation of an ancient and rich cultural heritage.
Many of Lizzie’s works are entitled ‘My Country’, and recreate an aerial perspective of the artists country, Atnwengerrp. She also depicts Women’s Ceremony and Bush Orange Dreaming.
Lizzie’s works have featured in a number of important exhibitions.

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EXHIBITIONS

1989-91 “Utopia – a Picture Story”, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA.
1990 “Utopia – a Picture Story”, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland.
2007 “Standing on Ceremony”, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA.
2007-8 Permanent Exhibition, Dacou Gallery, Adelaide, SA.
2008 Group Exhibition, Gallery Savah, Paddington, NSW.
2008 “Utopia Discoveries”, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2008 “EWB Elements”, travelling group exhibition to major cities in Australia.
2008 “Contemporary Aboriginal Art Exhibition”, Harrison Gallery Sydney.
2008 “Small Works”, group exhibition, Alison Kelly Gallery, Richmond, VIC.
2009 “Summer Exhibition” Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Boondi Aboriginal Art, Sydney, NSW
2009 Gallery Savah, Paddington, NSW
2009 Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2009 “Utopia, Color’s of the Desert”, Gongpyeong Art Space in conjunction with Dacou, Australian Embassy in Korea & Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Permanent Exhibition, Dacou Gallery, Melbourne,Vic
2009 Ulladulla Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009 “Utopia and Papunya Contemporary Aboriginal Art”, Bay Gallery London

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