11/08/2017 to 20/09/2017
The Kimberley - Many Voices
In Aboriginal traditional culture plants have a spiritual as well as a practical application. Plants are a part of the divine creation story but also a means of survival in a harsh land. Most plants have a medicinal and a culinary purpose.
Gathering the fruits and berries was women’s work while the men were the hunters of larger prey.
The artists in this exhibition come from various areas in Australia showing the importance of Bush Tucker in their lives. Danny Riley is from Boorooloola on the eastern Gulf of Carpenteria, Linda Ngitjanka is from Haasts Bluff in the West McDonald Ranges, Minnie Pwerle and Kathleen Ngale are from Utopia, Punata Stockman from Papunya and there are an number of artists from Yuendumu and Nyiripi near the Western Australlian border.