Roseanne Morton Pwerle
Size: 200 x 130cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Roseanne Morton Petyarre is a talented emerging artist in the world of contemporary aboriginal art. She was born in 1984 at Boundary Bore in Utopia, approx. 280km northeast of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, and had a traditional upbringing, attending school at Utopia so she could stay close to family.
Roseanne’s mother is renowned artist Gracie Morton Pwerle. Gracie started to paint on batik in the 1980s along with her mother Myrtle Petyarre and Aunties Gloria, Kathleen, Violet, Nancy, and Ada Bird Petyarre (all international artists).
Roseanne learned from a young age the art of painting her dreamings, ceremonies, and important bush foods onto canvas by watching her mother, aunties, and grandmothers.Roseanne continues to live at Utopia with her husband, Papunya artist, James Morris, and their two children. A lovely lady with immense talent, this third-generation artist will no doubt have a long and successful career.
About the Painting
The Bush Plum is a highly nutritious small fruit with black seeds, rich in vitamin C, that can be eaten raw or cooked. Growing in a great profusion of flowers and fruit throughout the winter months, the women, accompanied by the children, collect the Bush Plums, while at the same time reconfirming their connection to the land. The flourish of color that distinguishes the Bush Plum after the fall of rain, is quickly transformed with the long hot summer months. Dried and separated, the seed and husk are scattered over the vast sun-baked landscape by the hot summer wind.