Rhonda Petyarre Jones


Code: EDA-RJ1838/19
Region: Utopia, central Australi
Vendor: Eastern Desert Art
Medium: Polymer acrylic on Belgian linen
Size: 60cm x 90cm


Rhonda Petyarre Jones’ painting represents the flowers and leaves of the bush honey grevillea (tharrkarr). This is an important plant in this area because of the sweet honey found in its flowers. The honey is usually sucked straight from the flower, or the flowers can be steeped in water to make a sweet drink.

Indigenous artist, Rhonda Jones lives on Utopia (Urapuntja) in central Australia with her family and sisters’ families. Her sisters Jilly, Loretta and Rhonda are also artists and work part time at the Utopia school.

They all paint variations on their dreaming and landscape the primary subject of which is Honey Grevillea or Tharrkarr. Taught by her mother and artist Gypsy Jones, her works are characterised by her fine renderings of this subject.