Freddy Purla | Charmaine Pwerle collab ‘PG30131’

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Dreaming: Our Mother’s Country

Size: 180cm x 135cm

Year: 2023

Collection: Blooming

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About Freddy:

Freddy Purla was born in 1968 in Darwin. The son of talented artist Barbara Weir, and grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle, Freddie Purla began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs.

He was also the adopted nephew of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye. His work has sold to many collections in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland and New York. Learn more about Freddy Purla here.

About Charmaine:

Charmaine Pwerle was born in 1975 in Alice Springs, NT and her language is Anmatyerre. With the famous Minnie Pwerle as grandmother, and the equally talented Barbara Weir for her mother, it is not surprising that Charmaine Pwerle is bursting with artistic talent.

Learn more about Charmaine here.

Artwork Information

This artwork was produced in 2023, acrylic on linen and is 150cm x 100cm in size.

Collection: Blooming

Embark on a captivating voyage into the realm of ‘Blooming,’ an enchanting pop-up installation at Burnside Village, SA that masterfully weaves the creative threads of Pwerle Gallery and Hygge Studio.

Drawing inspiration from Utopia’s desert wildflowers, ablaze with hues after the spring rains, this installation is a heartfelt tribute to the land’s vibrant blossoms.

With the advent of spring, the Indigenous bond with the land deepens, resonating with the evolving seasons. The wildflowers burst forth in a symphony of purples, oranges, and yellows adorning emerald stems, against the backdrop of the earth’s fiery red embrace.

View the full collection here.


This collaborative piece between the talented siblings Freddy Purla and Charmaine Pwerle, a heartwarming testament to their profound bond and shared heritage. Crafted in the wake of their beloved Mother’s passing, the esteemed Barbara Weir, this masterpiece stands as a tribute to her enduring legacy and the invaluable wisdom she imparted about their rich culture, ancestral lands, and the tapestry of history woven therein.

Unified by their grief and a profound reverence for their Mother’s teachings, Freddy and Charmaine have eloquently encapsulated their shared experiences and cherished memories within this exquisite creation. Bearing the evocative title ‘Our Mother’s Country,’ the artwork not only embodies the essence of the land that bore them but also serves as a testament to the unwavering connection they hold with their roots.

Every brushstroke, every color choice, and every intricate detail within the artwork resonates with the spirit of homage and remembrance. Through their collaborative efforts, Freddy and Charmaine have artfully channeled their emotions into a visual narrative that pays homage to the remarkable woman who shaped their identities and nurtured their appreciation for their cultural heritage.

‘Our Mother’s Country’ is not merely a work of art; it is a profound expression of love, respect, and gratitude. In the strokes of paint, one can discern the echoes of the land’s stories and the enduring legacy of a remarkable woman who lives on through her children’s artistic celebration of her life and teachings.

Learn more here.


All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 180 × 135 cm


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