Anwekety (Bush Plum)

Works on Paper

Finalist

Highly commended

Acrylic on paper, 91cm x 110cm

Anwekety or ‘bush plum’ is a Dreaming story given to Gladdy by her grandmother. A type of bush tucker with needle-like leaves and small round edible berries, women collect the fruit into coolamons, to be eaten fresh, dried or mixed into paste. It is a story not only of physical nourishment, but also of spiritual sustenance, being closely connected to the sacredness of Ahalpere Country.

by Gladdy Kemarre