Blue Heart Gallery
Karra Wadlu Yaitya Purruna / Bush Shrubs Make You Healthy
Artist names: Audrey Brumby, Bernadine Kemarre Johnson, Josephine Lennon, Nancy Napanardi Martin, Julianne Turner Nungarrayi, Christine Nakamara Brown and Debra McDonald Nangala.
Gallery Location: Ground Floor, Zone A – near Allied Health and Hospital School.
Exhibition Dates: 17 October 2019 – 2 February 2020.
Arts in Health alongside Circle of Arts Foundation is excited to be part Tarnanthi 2019 and present Karra Wadlu Yaitya Purruna / Bush Shrubs Make You Healthy featuring the work of seven important female Aboriginal painters.
In this vibrant exhibition, the artists share their expertise about native flora and its therapeutic uses through their paintings of bush food and bush medicine stories. Traditional knowledge of the medicinal benefits, application and collection of native plants extends back over 60,000 years.
Artist Julianne Turner Nungurrayi said, “I love bush medicine. Why I love bush foods and medicine is, it is part of our tradition, it heals our spirit and is part of our culture. We still use our own bush medicine. We can find bush medicine even in the city – we use Lyuk Lyuk, found along the Adelaide road sides to boil and soak in the water for antiseptic wash. It is good for scabies, flu, and things like that.”
Tarnanthi is produced by the Art Gallery of South Australia and this year features the works of 1000 artists with exhibitions shown in the Art Gallery and in close to 30 partner venues, including the WCH.
Karra Wadlu Yaitya Purruna Special Event
To celebrate Karra Wadlu Yaitya Purruna, the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation is hosting a panel discussion where artists and health care professionals will discuss the importance of maintaining bush medicine knowledge.
The special event is on Thursday 14 November 2019 from 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre, Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
For more information download the exhibition brochure.