Country: Utopia NT
Bessie Pitjara was born in 1960 in Alhalkere country in Utopia. Bessie learned to paint from her mother, Polly Ngala and her aunts Kathleen Ngala and Angeline Pwerle Ngala. Bessie started her art in Batik in the 1970’s but then created her own style to the story of (Arnwekety) Bush Plum. The bush Plum is usually found around Christmas time each year. The fruits are collected by the women and either eaten fresh or dried out to be consumed at a later time. During the harsh summer months, the dried bush plum is a staple food
Artwork by Bessie Pitjara
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