Designer rugs has launched a limited edition range of designer rugs preserving Indigenous art, to celebrate the life and work of Aboriginal artist, Minnie Pwerle.
May 7th, 2008
To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of one of Australia’s most collected Aboriginal artists, the late Minnie Pwerle – Designer Rugs is proud to have launched a limited edition collection of rugs called ‘the Atnwengerrp Collection’ – meaning “Land Of Dreamings”.
The collection features seven charming canvases by Minnie Pwerle, each showcasing her energetic brush strokes and bold use of colour.
“The Atnwengerrp Collection is truly breathtaking. We’re honoured to be associated with such an inspiring project and to bring this innovative new art medium to the Australian market,” said Yosi Tal, Managing Director of Designer Rugs.
“Each rug illustrates stories from Minnie’s own sacred dreamings; whilst also combining a unique mix of modernism, impressionism and Aboriginality. This grouping of spiritual content and contemporary style has resulted in a powerful
range of rugs that is sure to captivate art lovers, collectors and critics worldwide.”
“It was always Minnie’s wish to preserve the unique art culture within the Urultja community and to ensure the development of future artists’ from generation to generation,” says the project custodian, Minnie Pwerle’s Grandson Torres,
Part of the proceeds from each rug sold will go to the Urultja School, which will assist in the funding of much needed education.
Minnie Pwerle at work
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