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Gloria Petyarre "Bush Medicine Leaves"

Gloria Petyarre
"Bush Medicine Leaves"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 199 x 132 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 15883
  • $4900
  • $4200

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre
  • 1945
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2017

Gloria paints aspects of traditional women’s Ceremony. Her main Dreaming that she paints is the ‘Bush Medicine Plant’.

The ‘Bush Medicine Plant’ refers to a species of acacia, which is used as part of traditional indigenous healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent. The leaves from the plant can also be brewed to make tea and can be used to alleviate symptoms of the common flu.

Gloria paints the leaves of the acacia plant, and her depiction of the ‘Bush Medicine Plant’ has become iconic. Typically she depicts the leaf of the plant in an upward movement. She will either paint a delicate, fine leaf or more recently she has been developing her style and paints a bolder, larger sized leaf.

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Artist Gloria Petyarre
TitleBush Medicine Leaves
Language GroupAnmatyerre
Born around1945
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 15883
Date2017
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 199 x 132 cm
Price $AUD $4900   Sale Price $4200

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube ($0.00)

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$200)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork.

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Gloria paints aspects of traditional women’s Ceremony. Her main Dreaming that she paints is the ‘Bush Medicine Plant’.

The ‘Bush Medicine Plant’ refers to a species of acacia, which is used as part of traditional indigenous healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent. The leaves from the plant can also be brewed to make tea and can be used to alleviate symptoms of the common flu.

Gloria paints the leaves of the acacia plant, and her depiction of the ‘Bush Medicine Plant’ has become iconic. Typically she depicts the leaf of the plant in an upward movement. She will either paint a delicate, fine leaf or more recently she has been developing her style and paints a bolder, larger sized leaf.

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