Artist Bio

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Teresa Purla Torres is undoubtedly third generation Contemporary Indigenous Art royalty, being the daughter of Barbara Weir, and the granddaughter of the late Minnie Pwerle, two of Australia’s most internationally revered Contemporary Indigenous Artists. Teresa’s paintings are identified by intricate and precise dotwork and bold powerfully coloured designs, reminiscent of her famous grandmother. Teresa’s paintings “My Grandmother’s Country” refers to the late Minnie Pwerle and her country of Antwengerrp, Utopia in Central Australia. The dots represents the dancing tracks, which are imprinted in the sand by the women during Awelye ceremony.

Teresa’s paintings have been widely exhibited nationally, as well as featuring in several European countries including a highly successful joint exhibition with Minnie Pwerle entitled Grandmother and Granddaughter.