Rosemary Petyarre (RP-1006) – Bush Yam Leaves (30cm x 30cm)

Rosemary Petyarre (RP-1006) – Bush Yam Leaves (30cm x 30cm)


Acrylic on Canvas

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SKU: RP-1006
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Artist: Rosemary Petyarre
Painting: Bush Yam Leaves
Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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Rosemary Petyarre was born in 1945 at Utopia, north-east of Alice Springs. She was one of a group of Anmatyerre women at the forefront of the art movement in the Utopia area, and travelled to Indonesia to learn different techniques for producing batik. She later branched out and commenced painting with acrylic on canvas. In her paintings, she incorporates traditional iconography and realistic elements. Her themes are primarily bush medicines, yam dreaming and body painting. As a bush woman, she is familiar with her land and its abundance of bush tucker species, medicine plants and native fauna. These are the stories inherited by her, along with important women’s stories, and which form the basis of her paintings. In aboriginal culture, ceremonies are focal points in the life of the community. They are held for different purposes, but are integral to the happiness and well-being of the people. Rosemary Petyarre is the sister of famous Aboriginal artist Greenie Purvis Petyarre. Other famous Petyarre artists include well known Gloria Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre. One key painting is of the bush yam leaves, a dreaming passed to her by her aunt, Emily Kame Kngwarreye.