Born 1946 (previously noted as c.1952), Angelina Pwerle lives and works in Ngkawenyerre, Utopia, Northern Territory. Like many of the Utopia women artists, Angelina began producing work with the Indonesian technique of batik in 1986. Not long after, canvas and acrylic paint was introduced to her community and it has largely been in this medium that Angelina has come to national and international prominence.
Angelina's work is predominantly concerned with representations of the bush plum dreaming. This subject matter has been given varied forms of expression, but is most often characterised by intense areas of fine dotting using a clear and refined colour palette.
Her work has been collected by many significant public and private collections including the Holmes à Court Collection, the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.
Bush plum (29-209), 2009
acrylic on linen
151 x 152cm