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Polly Ngale "Bush Plum Dreaming"

Polly Ngale
"Bush Plum Dreaming"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 200 x 36 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 21782
  • $1600
  • $890

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Description
  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre
  • 1940
  • Utopi, NT
  • 2015

The plum is a staple bush food source gathered by Aboriginal women. In traditional times, the bush plum plant was also used for the treatment of various ailments through the use of the tree’s bark. The inside of the bark was used to treat infections and wounds. The fruit itself was cultivated to assist in long treks or hunting trips. The plums were either dried or eaten fresh.

To represent the Bush Plum, Polly uses a heavily loaded paintbrush to work the many layers of colourful dots onto the linen. Through blending, the dots create the effect of the flowering plants, the scattered seeds of the fruit, and the landscape after the heavy rain season. Some works are a rich multi-coloured blend of hues and tones, whereas others feature striking blocks of contrasting colours. Both create a multi-dimensional effect to celebrate the bush plum and it’s importance to their community.

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Artist Polly Ngale
TitleBush Plum Dreaming
Language GroupAnmatyerre
Born around1940
AreaUtopi, NT
Catalogue 21782
Date2015
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 200 x 36 cm
Price $AUD $1600   Sale Price $890

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Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$310)

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Description

The plum is a staple bush food source gathered by Aboriginal women. In traditional times, the bush plum plant was also used for the treatment of various ailments through the use of the tree’s bark. The inside of the bark was used to treat infections and wounds. The fruit itself was cultivated to assist in long treks or hunting trips. The plums were either dried or eaten fresh.

To represent the Bush Plum, Polly uses a heavily loaded paintbrush to work the many layers of colourful dots onto the linen. Through blending, the dots create the effect of the flowering plants, the scattered seeds of the fruit, and the landscape after the heavy rain season. Some works are a rich multi-coloured blend of hues and tones, whereas others feature striking blocks of contrasting colours. Both create a multi-dimensional effect to celebrate the bush plum and it’s importance to their community.

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