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MB055754

Angkwerrpme (Mistletoe)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
180 x 120cm
Year Painted
2020
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MB055754

Angkwerrpme (Mistletoe)

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Artist Profile

Josepha Petrick Kemarre Born: 1955 Language Group: Arrernte Country: Ati…

Artist Profile

Josepha Petrick Kemarre

Born: 1955

Language Group: Arrernte

Country: Atitjera (Harts Range) , North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Bush Plum (also called Bush Berry)

Josepha was born and grew up at Santa Teresa Mission, approximately 80kms South East of Alice Springs. Although having grown up with the presence of a western culture, Josepha still lived a mostly traditional life, collecting bush foods and participating in customary ceremonies.

In 1990, Josepha first tried her hand at painting acrylic on canvas. She has since continued this art, painting for various galleries around Australia. In June 2008, she painted her first paintings for Mbantua Gallery and we are thrilled to now have her on board.

Josepha paints the Bush Plum Dreaming from her father's country. The bush plum grows throughout Central Australia. The fruit isn't large but looks like a grape and is sweet to eat. Josepha represents the bush plum in her paintings through intricate dot work commonly found in reds, blues and oranges. These colours signify the various ripening stages of the bush plum. Josepha is well travelled; her art has taken her to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Josepha now shares her time living between Alice Springs and Harts Range. She rarely visits Utopia anymore although some of her children continue to live out there. One of her sons, Damien Petrick, also paints for Mbantua Gallery and is married to another Utopian artist, Lisa Mills Pwerl.

Although she is more commonly known as Josie Petrick, she has informed our Gallery that her name is actually Josepha and prefers to use that name. Her profile has now been written up using her preferred name.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Charles Sturt University Collection

Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia

Artbank, Sydney

Exhibitions

1996 Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
1999 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
2000 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
2001 Embassy Australia, Washington, USA
2003 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Wellington Gallery, Central, Hong Kong
2006 Aboriginal Artists from the Western and Central Desert, Without Pier Gallery, Chelthenham, Victoria
2006 Women's Show, Boscia Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Josie Petrick: Bush Berry Dreaming, Aranda Art, Melbourne

Further References

Kreczmanski, J B & Birnberg, M. Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004)

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Artist Name:
Josepha Petrick Kemarre
Artwork Size:
180 x 120cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2020
Title:
Angkwerrpme (Mistletoe)
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on linen will be shipped in a cylinder to you free of charge, worldwide! An option to have this painting 'stretched' onto a wooden frame may be available. If selected, further charges will apply and will be calculated at checkout.

Description

Though Josepha calls these little berries 'bush plum' in English, Angkwerrpme is the name for Mistletoe in Josepha's language. There are many different types of angkwerrpme in Central Australia and all but one or two produce edible berries. In this painting Josepha paints one that has sweet edible berries that can be found in shades of yellow, red, orange and purple (or black) in their different stages of maturity. Josepha says they can be found growing on the Witchetty Bush (Acacia kempeana).

In this painting, Josepha depicts the angkwerrpme through intricate dot work and the colours she has used signify these various ripening stages.

Located at
Mbantua Darwin Gallery (MGD)

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