Anwekety (Bush Plum)

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic on linen, 152cm x 122cm

Anwekety, the bush plum, is a Dreaming story given to Gladdy by her Grandmother. Viewed from above, the changing seasonal colours of the anwekety dominate the flora on the ground in Ahalpere country. Gladdy’s shimmering and sweeping expanses of fine dots, transposed over a dark field create a rich and vertiginous image of desert terrain. The joyful rhythms of the canvas reflect Gladdy’s pride in passing down the story of the bush plum, just as her grandmother did before her.

by Gladdy Kemarre