Josie Petrick Kemarre
Josie Petrick Kemarre was born c. 1953 at Santa Teresa Mission and began painting in the 1990’s. Depicting traditional womens stories of gather bush tucker and the beauty of her homelands, Josie has excelled within her artistic interpretation and representation of Aboriginal life and culture.
Typical of ‘Utopia Art’, Josie’s earlier works present themselves with extensive line work depicting Body paint design and many traditional symbols often found in Central Desert Dot painting. Her recent collections such as Bush Tucker and Wild Flower Dreaming demonstrates her maturity as an artist in creating works that move beyond the traditional and tight constructions of dot painting to a fusion of abstracted forms reveal spiritual and cultural celebration. Her love and joy of being an artist is evident in the energetic canvases she produces and their ability to touch each one of us in a special kind of way.
Bush Berry Dreaming
This painting by Josie shows us the area near Utopia, approximately 270 km North East of Alice Springs. The women have been out after the rain, collecting the berries, when they are most abundant.
The story illustrated is not only in the ritual of gathering and eating, There is also an aerial perspective of the earth which shows the ever-changing colours and textures in the Central Desert Landscape and the life cycle of the plant -its growth and form - before and after the rain.
Certification of Authentisity
All the artworks from redrock gallery are fully certificated.
This Paintings comes with:
- Photos of the artiest painting
- Certification of Authentisity
- Biography of Josie Petrick Kemarre
- Introduction of the Dreaming
- Introduction of the symbolism