‘Bush Warinyi Mayi’ (All the Bush Tucker) is an exhibition of new paintings by the Tartakula Artists, resident artists at the Barkly Regional Arts studio in Tennant Creek.

Featuring work by Gladys Napurula Anderson, Lindy Nungarrayi Brodie, Ruth Napajari Dawson, Susannah Nakamarra Nelson & Marie Napananka Rennie, the work presents a unique and contemporary approach to bush tucker though a vibrant, pop colour palette.

The Tartakula Artists (meaning “the mob” or “ all of us”) are the resident artist group at Barkly Arts. With arts experience ranging from Batchelor Institute, long-term remote community art practice, and the legendary Pink Palace, the artists continue their creative work in the Barkly Arts studio.


A few of the artists have previously had work exhibited in interstate galleries and are looking forward to showing their work in Tennant Creek.

“The exhibition is all about the bush tucker, wild flowers and bush medicine from around here. We know a lot of people in the town and its good to show our work to the locals“ says Artist,Ruth Napajari Dawson

The exhibition will take place in a pop-up exhibition over three weeks in a shop-front on the main street of Tennant Creek, sharing a space with the local nail and beauty salon.



‘Bush Warnyi Mayi’ will launch Friday 30 May 4-6pm, and will be open Friday & Saturdays 10-4pm and Sundays 10-2pm until June 15.

The gallery will also have selected canvas work for sale from other Artist of the Barkly communities Mungkarta, Elliot, Epenarra and Canteen Creek.


Shop 2, 139 Paterson Street (the entrance to Marks Arcade).

For more information, please contact jessica.wraight@barklyarts.com.au / (08) 8962 2799

Images: Top left: Gladys Napurula Anderson,  Susannah Nakamarra Nelson, Ruth Napajari Dawson, hold up Susannah’s Mixed Bush Tucker (2013) painting. Top right: Gladys Napurula Anderson painting in Barkly Regional Arts studio. Bottom left: Gladys Napurula Anderson, Ruth Napajari Dawson, Susannah Nakamarra Nelson, hold up Gladys’ Bush Warinyi (2014).

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