Jono Hennessey has partnered with Aboriginal artist Rosemary Petyarre to create a limited edition fabrix frame from her bush yam fabric.
Rosemary Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in 1945, and was one of a group of Anmatyerre women at the forefront of the art movement in the Utopia area north east of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She travelled with a group of women from Utopia to Indonesia to learn different techniques for producing batik, and following the Holmes a Court Summer Project, sponsored by CAAMA in 1988–89, spread her wings to commence painting with acrylic on canvas.
As a bush woman, Rosemary Petyarre is familiar with her land and its abundance of bush tucker species, medicine plants and native fauna. The stories inherited by her, along with important women’s stories, form the basis of her paintings, with themes of bush medicines, yam dreaming and body painting depicted using traditional iconography and realistic elements.
Contact: Jono Hennessey (AUS) 02 99792288