synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
Provenance Artists of Ampilatwatja, NT Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story Rosie has very strong ties to country, she was born in country, with no walls around her. She grew up in mother's country. Rosie's father was working fencingwith boundaries of Amaroo station. This is where the family was settled and, as was common, the family took the surname of the station owner.
Rosie first started painting around 1999-2000 when Desart Inc. ran some workshops on the community.
Bush medicine knowledge is still strong in Ampilatwatja and it continues to be passed down to the younger generations. It is widely used and when the women go hunting they often gather bush medicine.
The plants depicted here are found in the country around Ampilatwatja, they are used for soothing skin infections and to make a drink to help with colds and coughs.
Painting bush medicine stories is important to Rosie because it helps to maintain a strong knowledge and culture. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.