Gracie Morton Pwerle
Gracie Morton Pwerle Biography
Gracie lives and works in Utopia, a community located 240 kilometres north east of Alice Springs known for its quality art.
Gracie was involved in the Batik project of the 1970s, when Western craft practices and traditional Indigenous imagery were combined for the first time. She was one of the early artists who began to use acrylic paint and canvas in the1980s.
The majority of Gracie’s works depict Bush Plum Dreaming, using delicate dotting and subtle colours, akin to the traditional ochre tones, to portray the seasonal changes of the plant. This traditional source of bush food is of particular importance to Gracie as she lives a traditional lifestyle, relying on bush tucker for sustenance.
Gracie’s work features in many important collections, in both Australia and overseas.
Gracie Morton Pwerle Description
Gracie Morton Pwerle Resumé
1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
1989 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1989-91 Tandanya, Adelaide
1998 2002 Aboriginal Art Gallery Baehr, Speyer, Germany
1998 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
1999 Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
1999 Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the French Embassy, Canberra
1999, 2000 Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns
2000 "Kunst der Aborigines", Leverkusen, Germany
2001 Staedtische Galerie, Wolfsburg, Germany
2000 Cairns, Queensland
2002 "Land is Life Art from Australia", Jagdschloss Granitz, Binz, Reugen, Germany
1998, 2000, 2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne
Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Beher Collection, Germany
Slaughter and May International Law Collection, London, U.K.