Bush Plum

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The content of the painting is Dreaming of the Wild Plum and the land of Antangker - the country of Gracie Morton Pwerle located in the Utopia region, approximately 250 km northeast of Alice Springs. Bush plums are very nutritious and rich in vitamin C. They are important for Alyawarre women who, together with their children, also collect bush onions (yalka) in the summer and celebrate ceremonies. They then paint symbols of Amweketa (bush plum) on their bodies, sing and dance.

Gracie Morton Pwerle, one of the senior custodians of this Dreaming, presents the story using a technique of delicate dotting and colour variations. The bird's eye view shows the changing seasons of the land, with very fine and colourful dots representing bush plums at various stages of growth. Small white brushstrokes indicate the bush onions.

The artist's style is minimalist and lyrical, and her works are featured in Australian and international collections.