Honey Grevillea by Susan Pitjara Hunter

$5,900.00

Contemporary Indigenous artist Susan Pitjara Hunter celebrates the flowering of the bush honey grevillea in this painting. The grevillea is an important part of their traditional diet and is still enjoyed and celebrated today. The people harvest and consume traditional foods – and to some extent medicines – especially the elders. The plant is especially prolific on Utopia after the winter rains. The flowers contain thick, honey-like nectar which can be sucked directly from the flowers. The Alywarre people also soak the flowers in water to make a sweet cordial-like drink.

Recent exhibitions:

  • 2014 – Indigenous Group Show, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2014: Senior Women From Camel Camp, London, UK
  • 2015 –Wimbledon Fine Art Exhibition, Wimbledon Village, London, UK
  • 2016 – Richmond Hill Gallery, London, UK
  • 2017 – Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
  • 2018 – Indigenous Group Show, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2018 – Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
  • 2019 – Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
  • 2020 – Richmond Hill Gallery, London, UK
  • 2020 – Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
Code: EDA-SH1900/20
Region: Utopia, Northern Territory
Vendor: Eastern Desert Art
Medium: Polymer acrylic on linen
Size: 90 cm x 120 cm
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Description

Born circa 1966 into the Alyawarr tribe, Susan Pitjara Hunter is the younger sister of artists Annie, Jessie and Sandy. Susan lives at the outstation of Ampilatwatja in the Utopia region 250kms north east of Alice Springs in the Eastern Desert.

Susan Pitjara Hunter is one of the most gifted artists of this region. She has always had a deep sense of belonging to her country and has remained steadfastly a bush woman.

Her meticulous execution of Women’s Business is rendered with extreme care and respect for her subject matter.

Collections:

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth