Minnie Pwerle (also Minnie Purla or Minnie Motorcar Apwerl; born between 1910 and 1922 – 18 March 2006) was an Australian Aboriginal artist. She came from Utopia, Northern Territory (Unupurna in local language), a cattle station in the Sandover area of Central Australia 300 kilometres (190 mi) northeast of Alice Springs.
Painting the Ngurrara canvas. (Sandy Desert) Western Australia (measuring eight by ten metres) The idea of painting the canvas was that of Ngarralja Tommy May's. 60 other artists participated. Painted by senior traditional owners of the Great Sandy Desert of northern Western Australia during native title tribunal hearings in 1997.