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Gracie Morton Pwerle Kngwarreye born 1956

Ancient culture of 60 thousand years, gave the World its most exciting Contemporary Art

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Gracie Morton Pwerle (aka Gracie Morton Pwerl) Gracie Morton Pwerle born around 1956, has a rich artistic tradition that runs in her family, she is related to a string of well respected artists including Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996). Gracie is a highly praised Australian artist successful in the World Art Market.

Gracie distinctively minimalistic style is recognized as one of the World’s best modern state-of-the-art Contemporary abstract. Her paintings have the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. Her work is represented in throughout Australia and collections around the world.

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Artist: Gracie Morton
Title: Yellow Bush Plum
Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Size: 130 cm  120
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Artist: Gracie Morton
Title: GM0608-6 Sister's
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Artist: Gracie Morton
Title: Bush Plum
Medium: Acrylic on linen on Board

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Artist: Gracie Morton
Title: Bush Plum
Medium:
Acrylic on linen on Board
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Artist: Gracie Morton
Title: Bush Plum
Medium: Acrylic on linen on Board
Price:  SOLD

An ancient culture of 60 thousand years, gave the World its most exciting Contemporary Art

Gracie Morton Pwerle aka Gracie Morton Pwerl Biography

Gracie Morton Pwerle (aka Gracie Morton Pwerl) was born circa 1956 in Utopia, Australian Northern Territory.

Gracie is the daughter of Utopia artist Myrtle Petyarre and the sister of famous artists Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. 

Gracie Morton is a family member of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) most renowned Australian artist.

Language Group: Alyawarre.

Gracie Morton style is distinctively minimalistic, recognized as one of the World’s best modern state-of-the-art Contemporary abstract work with wonderful lyricism.

Gracie Morton is a highly praised Contemporary Australian artist very successful in the World Art Market.

Gracie Morton Pwerle career began in the 1970's. The finesse of Gracie work has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.  Gracie Morton work is represented throughout Australia and around the world.

Gracie Morton biography is in Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies.

 

Gracie Morton work has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. There is a rich artistic tradition that runs in Gracie’s family and she is related to a string of well respected artists.

Gracie mother is sister to Gloria, Kathleen, Violet, Mrytle and Ada Bird Petyarre, all well established artists.

Gracie sisters Mary, Rita and Elizabeth also paint. Gracie Morton is the daughter of artist Myrtle Petyarre.

Gracie Morton creates inspiring, modern paintings with fascinating accuracy of intricate details, subtle shades of colour that moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in air and have the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.

The finesse of Gracie's style creates a wonderful lyricism in her works. Gracie style of painting is distinctively minimalist she uses a very delicate dotting technique.

Gracie style is distinctively minimalist, the finesse of her style has a wonderful lyricism in her paintings.

Gracie uses microscopically  tiny dot technique, creating inspiring paintings with fascinating accuracy of intricate details that it seems to move with the viewer’s eyes and floats in the air.

 

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Gracie Pwerl Morton work is represented around the world

Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide)

Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane)

National Gallery of Australia (Canberra)

 Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (Darwin),

Art Bank (Sydney)

National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)

Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth)

Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection (Perth)

Beher-Sammlung Privatsammlungen Reimers-Stiftung

Slaughter and May International Law in London

 

Gracie Pwerl Morton is one of the senior traditional custodian for both the Altyerre (Dreaming) and the vast expanse of related country, some 263kms north of Alice Springs, Australia. In accordance to traditional law the responsibility for the Bush Plum Dreaming has been passed down to Gracie from her father and her aunt, who are responsible for ensuring that she perseveres its traditions. An Alyawarre woman from Utopia Station, approximately 250km north-east of Alice Springs, Gracie's works are represented in major private collections such as The Robert Holmes a Court Collection in Western Australia. She exhibits regularly in Australia, more recently in a solo show titled 'Mosquito Bore - The Art of the Minimalist' at Ancient Earth Indigenous Art Gallery in Cairns and in a group exhibition at the Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy in Canberra.

Gracie Pwerle Morton career began in the 1970's with the Utopia Women's Batik Group and on canvas in the late 1980's. Her work has been well received in galleries throughout Australia and around the world.

Gracie works with great strength and dynamism of the Utopian women artists that continues across the generations. Gracie's delicate dotting and colour variation uses an aerial perspective to portray the seasonal changes of the Amwekety - the Bush Plum, a plant of great significance to the women of Gracie's traditional country, Mosquito Bore.

Gracie Morton style of painting is distinctively minimalist and she uses a very delicate dotting technique and traditional colors. Her signature theme is the "bush plum" stories known to the Alyawarre as Arnwekety. Gracie work, first featured in the important Robert Holmes à Court Collection, is now in many important private and public collections around the world.

Gracie style of painting is distinctively minimalist and she uses a very delicate dotting technique, her career began in the 1970's with the Utopia Women's Batik Group and on canvas in the late 1980's

Gracie Pwerl Morton career began in the 1970's with the Utopia Women's Batik Group and on canvas in the late 1980's. Her work has been well received in galleries throughout Australia and around the world. Gracie works with great strength and dynamism of the Utopian women artists that continues across the generations. Gracie's delicate dotting and colour variation uses an aerial perspective to portray the seasonal changes of the Amwekety - the Bush Plum, a plant of great significance to the women of Gracie's traditional country, Mosquito Bore. Gracie Morton style of painting is distinctively minimalist and she uses a very delicate dotting technique and traditional colors. Her signature theme is the "bush plum" stories known to the Alyawarre as Arnwekety. Gracie work, first featured in the important Robert Holmes à Court Collection, is now in many important private and public collections around the world.

Gracie's exhibits regularly in Australia, more recently in a solo show titled 'Mosquito Bore - The Art of the Minimalist' at Ancient Earth Indigenous Art Gallery in Cairns and in a group exhibition at the Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy in Canberra.

 

Selected Major Exhibitions

2000 Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns, Australia Group Exhibitions:

1985 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1986 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1989 Utopia Women's Paintings. The First Works on Canvas. A Summer Project, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1989-91 Utopia - A Picture Story, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, Australia; The Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Ireland; Meat Market Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1991 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1991 8th National Aboriginal Art Awards, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia

1992 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1993 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1994 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1996 Desert Mob, Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, Australia

1998 Utopia und Balgo Hills, Aboriginal Art Galerie Baehr, Speyer, Germany

1998 Culture Store, Art Gallery, Rotterdam. Netherlands

1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florenz, Italy

1999 Alliance Francaise de Canberra and French Embassy. Australia

1999 Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, Australia

1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, Australia

1999 My Country - Journey of our Ancestors, Ancient Earth Indigenous Art, Cairns

2000 Kunst der Aborigines, Leverkusen, Germany

2000 Mosquito Bore - The Art of the Minimalist, Ancient Earth Indigenous Art,Australia

2001 alice.fitzroy@af, Alliance Francaise de Canberra , Canberra, Australia

2001 The Unseen in Scene, Staedtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany

2001-02 Recounting the Essence of Life. Art from Australia, Kunstforum HDZ, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

2002 Land is Life. Art from Australia, Jagdschloss Granitz, Binz, Ruegen, Germany

2002 Kult(o)urnacht, Aboriginal Art Galerie Baehr, Speyer, Germany.

Bibliography and PUBLICATIONS: Das Verborgene im Sichtbaren. The Unseen in Scene. Aboriginal Art Galerie Bähr, Speyer, ; Utopia - A Picture Story: 88 Works on Silk. The Robert Holmes à Court Collection. Brody, A. (Hrsg.), Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide 1989 ; Utopia Women's Paintings: The First Works on Canvas. A Summer Project 1988-89. Brody, A. (Hrsg.), Heytesbury Holdings, Perth 1989.

 

Source & FURTHER REFERENCES

 "Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994

The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000

Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia – dictionary of biographies Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database.

Gracie Pwerle Morton - Bush Plum

The delightfully subtle paintings of the Amwekety - the Bush Plum, depict the changing seasonal influences on a plant that is of the greatest significance to the Alyawrre women of the Eastern Desert region of the Northern Territory.

Gracie Morton Pwerle (aka Gracie Morton Pwerl) is one of the senior traditional custodian for both the Altyerre (Dreaming) and the vast expanse of related country, some 263kms north of Alice Springs, Australia.

In accordance to traditional law the responsibility for the Bush Plum Dreaming has been passed down to Gracie from her father and her aunt, who are responsible for ensuring that she perseveres its traditions.

Bush Plum highly nutritious are small fruit with black seeds, rich in vitamin C, that can be eaten raw or cooked. Growing in a great profusion of flower and fruit throughout the winter months, the women, accompanied by the children collect the Bush Plums, while at the same time reconfirming their connection to the land.

The flourish of colour that distinguishes the Bush Plum after the fall of rain, is quickly transformed with the long hot summer months.

Dried and separated, the seed and husk are scatter over the vast sunbaked landscape by the hot summer winds.

The incredible finesse of Gracie’s style creates a wonderful lyricism in her works, causing a three-dimensionality that pulls at the eye guiding the viewer through the soft, outward-reaching fields of colour, while simultaneously transfixing one in its undulations.

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