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Bush Tucker – Tartakula
Artist : Ruth Dawson

Bush Tucker – Tartakula

Bush tucker is a major subject of painting for Aboriginal artists, which is strongly related to the ancient knowledge from their past of hunter-gatherers.
In Tennant Creek, people are still collecting bush tucker to feed their family and provide a healthy alternative to the Western foods and a good way to teach about the bush to the young generation. It is also a good opportunity to gather the whole family. Some of the regular bush tuckers painted feature bush sultana jungkka*, plum bush wakuwarlpa*, or bush potato manaji*.
* in Warumungu

  • Ruth Dawson
  • 20-TA23
  • small board
  • Acrylic on Wood

Price: $65.00

1 in stock

1 in stock

About the Artist

Ruth is a Warumungu speaker born in Tennant Creek, and she has also family ties with the community of Marlinja (Newcastle on Water). Her mother was a very important Warumungu leader and helped to establish the Illutrated Warumungu dictionary. She learnt painting by herself and in school when she was little girl at Warrab....

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Bush tucker is a major subject of painting for Aboriginal artists, which is strongly related to the ancient knowledge from their past of hunter-gatherers.
In Tennant Creek, people are still collecting bush tucker to feed their family and provide a healthy alternative to the Western foods and a good way to teach about the bush to the young generation. It is also a good opportunity to gather the whole family. Some of the regular bush tuckers painted feature bush sultana jungkka*, plum bush wakuwarlpa*, or bush potato manaji*.
* in Warumungu