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SP8851

Bush Medicine

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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SP8851

Bush Medicine

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Artist Profile

Betty Morton Born: 1957 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Irrultja, Uto…

Artist Profile

Betty Morton

Born: 1957

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Irrultja, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Bush Medicine, Country

Betty was born in Utopia in 1957 and grew up in Irrultja. Her paintings represent bush medicine in her country. This story has been passed down to her from her father. Betty's daughter is Joycie Morton and Nikita Inkamala is her granddaughter. They are both great artists and share the same story of 'Bush Medicine'. Their stories are passed down from generation to generation.

Joycie and Nikita have been painting for Mbantua Gallery for a long time. In May 2021 Betty popped into the Mbantua warehouse with them and said 'I wanna do painting for you!'. She then started painting for us. Betty currently lives in Ampilatwatja with her sons, daughters and grandchildren.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Betty Morton
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Bush Medicine
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on canvas 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

There are many sacred Dreamtime stories that belong to Betty's country of which play a significant part in her ceremonies and culture. One of her main Dreamings is the story of Bush Medicine which she has depicted in this painting.

Betty paints flowers and leaves of the bush medicine plant. There are different types of bush medicine in the Central Desert. Betty's daughter Joycie says "We grind leaves, flowers and seeds then boil in oil."It is then used as an ointment. Joycie also says "Good for sore skin, itchy, pain... anything! Also we boil them in water and drink. Good for kidney, flu etc. It lowers blood pressure too. Yeah, really good one!"

Betty also paints different bush medicine flowers (swirl design) that the kangaroos like to eat. Dot work represents Betty's country.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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