Bush tomato / Wanakiji dreaming

This dreaming is about the plentiful bush tomatoes (wanakiji)  that our people collected all over our country. The ripe tomatoes are found everywhere. There are two sorts of tomatoes, one large and one small. Sometimes the people use a special wood scoop to push the seeds out and then they dry the fruit in the sun or near a fire. My grandmother sometimes cooked them in the fire for us to eat.

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Medium: Painting
500 x 850mm Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 2010
SKU: 610-10

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This dreaming is about the plentiful bush tomatoes (wanakiji)  that our people collected all over our country. The ripe tomatoes are found everywhere. There are two sorts of tomatoes, one large and one small. Sometimes the people use a special wood scoop to push the seeds out and then they dry the fruit in the sun or near a fire. My grandmother sometimes cooked them in the fire for us to eat.

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Weight 0.8 kg

About Gladys Napangardi Tasman

Born at Mamingirri, Napangardi started painted on canvas and linen in 1986 after TAFE ran a painting course in Lajamanu. Her first mediums prior to this, were on the body using ochres and oils and on wooden artifacts again using ochres. Gladys became a senior Law Lady here. She still lives in Lajamanu but is in retirement.  Gladys is a cheerful lady and enjoyed teaching the youth at the school for many years.  She taught Warlpiri traditions and language being proficient in all her Law and dance/ceremonies. She also painted at the local art centre.  Her works are in the National Gallery of Victoria and she has been in signifacant exhibitions including 1989 "Yuendumu and Ramingining" , and 1990 "Paint up Big" at the National Gallery of Victoria.