Rosemary Pitjara - Bush Medicine Leaves - Blue Swirl
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Rosemary Pitjara was born in 1945 at Utopia, north east of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Rosemary was one of a group of Anmatyerre women at the forefront of the art movement in the Utopia area, and was amongst a group of women from Utopia who travelled to Indonesia to learn different techniques for producing batik. Following the Holmes a Court Summer Project, sponsored by CAAMA in 1988-89, she then began painting on canvas.
The designs she paints are bush medicine, yam dreaming and body painting. As a bush woman, she is familiar with her land and its abundance of bush tucker species, medicine plants and native fauna. These are important women's stories, from which she paints.
Frey places ethics at the the forefront and empower artists to decide how they want to work. All artists we collaborate with work from a welcoming and fair studio to paint in gallery in Alice Springs, Northern Territory ensuring quality and authenticity. The gallery is a member of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, an organisation promoting ethical and best industry practices.