Emily has had little exposure to western culture and only picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 2004. Emily is now 101 years old and still living together with her sisters at Irrultja, a tiny settlement at Utopia which is home to about 100 people.
Many members of Emily’s extended family are artists including her older sister, the late Minnie Pwerle. Minnie took a close and supportive role in the development of her younger sisters, enthusiastically joining their workshops and mentoring them. Emily is still enjoys sharing her paintings with the world. Learn more about Emily in her bio.