Josie Kunoth Petyarre: Sweet Dreams - Art Collector

Josie Kunoth Petyarre, Sugar Bag, 2014. Acrylic on paper, 58 x 76cm. Courtesy: the artist and Mossenson Galleries, Subiaco

In her latest body of paintings, Anmatyerre artist Josie Kunoth Petyarre has devoted herself entirely to the depiction of the sugar bag. According to Petyarre, these paintings contain ‘all the sweetness of the bush’ – not just the sugar bags themselves, but also the colourful bush grevillea and corkwood flowers that produce the honey, the changing colours of the season, and the travel of the bees across the landscape. In Petyarre’s case, this is landscape of her father’s Alhalkere country of Utopia in the eastern desert, to which the Sugar Bag Dreaming is associated.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 21 February 2015
Exhibition closes: 28 February 2015
Location: Indigenart - Mossenson Galleries, 115 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008

Contact: 08 9388 2899

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