2018/0074 Kampurara – Bush tomatoes

Kampurara – Bush tomatoes

Artist

Alison LIONEL
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
08 Nov 1983
 in
Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
Kampurara – Bush tomatoes
Date
2017
Medium/Material
glazed ceramic
Dimensions
17.3 x 15.6cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2018
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2018/0074
Currently on display (GALLERY 9 in GALLERY BUILDING)

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Kampurara – bush tomatoes. Bush foods were, until comparatively recently, the primary sustenance for Anangu Pitjantjatjara, thus consuming the psyche of peoples as they worked gathering. In contemporary times, many bush foods are still gathered regularly, although not relied upon in the same way. The art of gathering bush foods [is based upon] intricate knowledge systems into which women are inducted over the course of their lives. Many songs and dances relate to these practises and the maintenance of supply (Artist statement 2017).

Artist statement, 2017Kampurara – bush tomatoes. Bush foods were, until comparatively recently, the primary sustenance for Anangu Pitjantjatjara, thus consuming the psyche of peoples as they worked gathering. In contemporary times, many bush foods are still gathered regularly, although not relied upon in the same way. The art of gathering bush foods [is based upon] intricate knowledge systems into which women are inducted over the course of their lives. Many songs and dances relate to these practises and the maintenance of supply. (Courtesy Ernabella Arts Inc.)

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