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#118 Women collecting Bush Fruit - SHARON TURNER : Aboriginal Art: 40x42cm


ARTISTS: Sharon Turner
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye
REGION: Utopia North Central Desert
TITLE: Women collecting Bush Fruit
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas

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Women Collecting Bush Fruit: -
Traditionally, women would gather the foods eaten every day from sources like plants, fruit, reptiles, and insects. While they did this, the men would hunt for land and marine animals. Most foods were then eaten raw, although some were roasted or baked on the campfire.

Sharon Turner is from Utopia, Northern Territory and her skin name is Nakamarra. Sharon paints stories from both her mother’s and father’s country. Sharon was taught to paint by her mother and aunties, the Numina sisters. Her Grandmother, Barbara Price Mbitjana also taught Sharon how to paint stories from her country near Ti Tree in the Northern Territory. Sharon’s mother, Caroline Numina Napananka, continues to teach Sharon stories and painting.  Sharon attends school in Darwin and travels to her desert country on a regular basis to learn more stories from her elders, which she will pass on to her family in the future.

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