2017/0217 Country in bloom

Country in bloom

Artist

Jill CHURNSIDE
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
15 Oct 1948
 in
Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Country in bloom
Date
2017
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
87.8 x 166.4cm (painting)90.8 x 169.0cm (framed) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Rio Tinto, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0217
Currently not on display

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This story depicts a time when all bush foods and medicinal plants bloom on Mura Juga country [Burrup]. Mura Juga is well known for having one of the biggest collections of ceremonial rock art in the world.

Artist statement, 2017This story depicts a time when all bush foods and medicinal plants bloom on Mura Juga (Dampier Peninsula). Mura Juga is well known for having one of the biggest collections of ceremonial rock art in the world. During the wet season all the plants are in bloom and many people still harvest the bush foods and plants with medicinal properties.

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