Bush Berry Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.08.09

Gallery: Smith & Hall
Dates: 14.09.09 : 18.09.09
Location: 53-59 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern NSW 2016

Bush Berry Dreaming
14th - 18th September 2009
9am - 5pm

Opening night drinks:
17th September 2009
6pm - 8pm
RSVP essential

Smith & Hall Gallery
53-59 Great Buckingham Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun painting in 1990 she was living in the Eastern Desert region surrounding Utopia.

Based on the native plants of her homeland and her favorite bush tucker species at various stages of their growth,her paintings intimately associate with Women’s Awelye (ceremony/dancing) and Women’s Dreamings and are rendered in two quite distinctively different styles. Her aerial depictions of bush tucker Dreamings featuring overlapping dot work entail only a semblance of Aboriginal iconography, while in her Women’s Dreaming’s each row of dots is rendered in a different colour with the inclusion of iconic womens symbols.

As her art has gained recognition Josie Petrick Kemarre has become known for innovative works that create a sense of visual harmony through fine variegated fields of immaculately applied dotting.

Her works are in a number of important collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Holmes a Court collection and Artbank - yet she still remains as one of the country's most under rated living Indigenous artists.

URL: http://www.smithandhall.com.au/calendar/31/23-Bush-Berry-Dreaming/

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Contact Details

Gallery: Smith & Hall
Telephone: +61 2 8823 4300
Address: 53/59 Great Buckingham St Redfern Sydney 2016 NSW



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