Galya Pwerle’s country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr.
She is the blood sister of Minnie, Emily, and Molly Pwerle. Galya Pwerle, along with sisters Emily and Molly, began painting in 2004, in a workshop arranged by well known artist and relative Barbara Weir. While Galya has not been painting as long her older sister, Minnie Pwerle, who began painting in the nineties, she has developed her own unique, contempory style and interpretation of her dreaming.
Like her sisters, Galya Pwerle’s main title is Awelye-Atnwengerrp.
Awelye-Atnwengerrp is depicted by a series of lines painted in different widths, patterns and colours. This pattern represents the designs painted on the top half of the women’s bodies during ceremonies in their country of Atnwengerrp. Galya’s paintings typically have strong body paint lines as the underlying basis to her art, with a heavy overlay of bush flowers, in many cases almost totally obscuring the Awelye body paint.