• SELINA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous White on Black Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $285.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • Dulcie Long Pula. Authentic Aboriginal Art. Incl, COA, Photo's.Beautiful detail

    'Medicine Leaves', Size; 100cm x 50cm. Stunning piece
    AU $150.00
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    AU $20.00 postage
    Ending Today at 19:43 AEST6h 39mOriginality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Dot Painting
  • SELINA NUMINA 170 x 65 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous White on Black Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $285.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • New listingGLORIA PETYARRE, Highly Collectable Aboriginal Art, Medicine leaves, 90 x 60cm

    ARTIST:Gloria Petyarre. first painting on canvas. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. SIZE:90cm x 60cm.
    AU $175.00
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    AU $25.00 postage
    Ending 27 May at 19:35 AEST6d 6hOriginality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • Dot Painting Aboriginal Australia Uluru Kangaroo Dingo Alice Springs Art Emu

    Marjorie Spencer the artist. The painting is about Bush Medicine which is still used on the lands , This unmounted, signed on the rear, acrylic on canvas is approx 470mm X 230mm
    AU $150.00
    AU $14.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Dot Painting
  • SELINA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $285.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • GLORIA PETYARRE, Highly Collectable Aboriginal Art, Medicine leaves, 105 x 45cm

    ARTIST:Gloria Petyarre. first painting on canvas. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. SIZE:105cm x 45cm.
    AU $375.00
    Free postage
    Originality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • JEANNIE PETYARRE, Authentic Aboriginal Art. Medicine Leaves 2008, 70cm x 70cm

    JEANNIE PETYARRE, RARE Authentic Aboriginal Art. Medicine Leaves 2008, 70cm x 70cm. Over 10 years old! Signed certificate of authenticity included.
    AU $99.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 12:50 AEST3d 23hLocal pickupOriginality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesArtist: Petyarre
  • JULIEANN PEPPERIL 135 x 80cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Julieann Pepperill. Artist: Julieann Pepperill. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Julieann, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $265.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • SELINA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Leaves by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist: .
    AU $265.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • LOUISE NUMINA - 71 x 133cms Bush Medicine Leaves - Aboriginal Art .51-35

    Louise Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre both highly respected artists. She now lives in Darwin. Painting comes with a COA that includes a photo of Louise holding her painting. Size stated is image size. A futher 5cm of canvas is included for stretching.
    AU $440.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • New listingJANET GOLDER KNGWARREYE Authentic Aboriginal Art, RARE Bush Medicine leaves 2008

    JANET GOLDER KNGWARREYE Authentic Aboriginal Art, RARE Bush Medicine leaves 2008. Over 10 years old. Fantastic investment opportunity. Utopia, NT. Acrylic on Linen. Unstretched. 70cm x 70cm. Signed Certificate of Authenticity included.
    AU $99.50
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Saturday at 14:19 AEST4d 1hLocal pickupOriginality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine Leaves
  • LOUISE NUMINA - 78 x 131cms Bush Medicine Leaves - Aboriginal Art .51-16

    Louise Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre both highly respected artists. She now lives in Darwin. Painting comes with a COA that includes a photo of Louise holding her painting. Size stated is image size. A futher 5cm of canvas is included for stretching.
    AU $440.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • GLORIA PETYARRE, Highly Collectable Aboriginal Art, Medicine leaves, 180 x 60cm

    ARTIST:Gloria Petyarre. first painting on canvas. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. SIZE:180cm x 60cm.
    AU $750.00
    Free postage
    Originality: Original
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    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • GLORIA PETYARRE, Highly Collectable Aboriginal Art, Medicine leaves, 180 x 60cm

    ARTIST:Gloria Petyarre. first painting on canvas. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. SIZE:180cm x 60cm.
    AU $750.00
    Free postage
    Originality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • LOUISE NUMINA - 80 x 136cms Bush Medicine Leaves - Aboriginal Art .51-35

    Louise Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre both highly respected artists. She now lives in Darwin. Painting comes with a COA that includes a photo of Louise holding her painting. Size stated is image size. A futher 5cm of canvas is included for stretching.
    AU $440.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • JULIEANN PEPPERIL 155 x 100cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Julieann Pepperill. Artist: Julieann Pepperill. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Julieann, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $365.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • LOUISE NUMINA - 141 x 59cms Bush Medicine Leaves - Aboriginal Art .85-32

    Louise Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre both highly respected artists. She now lives in Darwin. Painting comes with a COA that includes a photo of Louise holding her painting. Size stated is image size. A futher 5cm of canvas is included for stretching.
    AU $350.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • LANITA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Lanita Numina. Artist: Lanita Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Lanita, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $265.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • SHARON NUMINA 170 x 67 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Sharon Numina. Artist: Sharon Numina. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist: Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Sharon, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back.
    AU $275.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • JACINTA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Jacinta Numina. Artist: Jacinta Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Jacinta, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $275.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 135 x 80 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous White on Black Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $270.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
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  • JULIEANN PEPPERIL 137 x 80cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Julieann Pepperill. Artist: Julieann Pepperill. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Julieann, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $270.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 150 x 60 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $270.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • LOUISE NUMINA - 67 x 131cms Bush Medicine Leaves - Aboriginal Art .51-17

    Louise Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre both highly respected artists. She now lives in Darwin. Painting comes with a COA that includes a photo of Louise holding her painting. Size stated is image size. A futher 5cm of canvas is included for stretching.
    AU $440.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • GLORIA PETYARRE WOW INVEST NOW TOP ARTIST COMES WITH COA AND PHOTOS 60 X 90 CM

    Gloria was born in c1945 at Atnangkere Soakage, Utopia, NT. She is part of the Anmatyerre language group. Gloria is the custodian of several Dreaming stories including the Pencil Yam, Bean, Emu, and Mountain Devil Lizard.
    AU $599.00
    Originality: Original
    Free postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
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    Style: Desert Art
  • MARY RUMBLE PITJARA STUNNING ART COMES WITH COA AND PHOTOS 90 x 60 cm

    Art has been in her blood and looking at her stunning work, you can see the grace and elegance of each and every one of her painting. She is also the older sister of most up coming artist Katie Rumble Pitjara.
    AU $250.00
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    Free postage
    Style: Desert Art
    or Best Offer
    Features: Signed
  • SELINA NUMINA 165 x 100 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $390.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • CAROLINE NUMINA 142 x 56cm BUSH MEDICINE LEAVES ..34-6

    Caroline Numina is from Stirling Station, near Tennant Creek Northern Territory. She is one of six sisters and two brothers. She was taught by her aunties Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre, both highly respected artists, and started painting in 2000. She now lives in Darwin with her husband and children and extended family. Comes with a COA which includes a image of Caroline holding her painting. A digital image is available on request.
    AU $360.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 160 x 70 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $265.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • GLORIA PETYARRE WOW INVEST NOW TOP ARTIST COMES WITH COA AND PHOTOS 60 X 90 CM

    Gloria was born in c1945 at Atnangkere Soakage, Utopia, NT. She is part of the Anmatyerre language group. Gloria is the custodian of several Dreaming stories including the Pencil Yam, Bean, Emu, and Mountain Devil Lizard.
    AU $759.00
    Originality: Original
    Free postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
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    Style: Desert Art
  • SHARON NUMINA 163 x 70 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Sharon Numina. Artist: Sharon Numina. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist: Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Sharon, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back.
    AU $270.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 60 x 50 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $160.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 160 x 100 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $385.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • ABORIGINAL PAINTING GLORIA PETYARRE BLUE CHIP COA AND PHOTOS 150 x 90 cm

    Gloria Petyarre is a multi-award winning artist and a highly collectible one. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. Since then she has exhibited at the National Gallery in Canberra, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Jinta Desert Art in Sydney and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
    AU $1,599.00
    Originality: Original
    Free postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
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    Style: Desert Art
  • Aboriginal Art Painting Dot OutBack Australia Alice Springs

    AU $300.00
    AU $14.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • JACINTA NUMINA 160 x 100 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Jacinta Numina. Artist: Jacinta Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Jacinta, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $385.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • Aboriginal Art Painting Dot OutBack Australia Alice Springs

    AU $300.00
    AU $14.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • Satin poster original Kurrajong Tree Jane Crawford Print Painting aboriginal

    The Secret Kurrajong Tree by Jane Crawford. The paste is then applied to the skin to heal a multitude of afflictions such as bites, wounds, skin infections, rashes, skin cancer and the like. The leaves are also steeped in hot water to make an infusion, or healing tea.
    AU $39.99
    Free postage
    Originality: Reproduction
    Only 1 left!
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Urban Aboriginal Art
  • Aboriginal Art Painting Dot OutBack Australia Alice Springs

    This paintings by Eileen Bird and is called bush medicine dreaming. the story of Bush Medicine, and today Bush Medicine is still used today in Outback Community's. This art has the artists name on the back. And a photo with the artist which can be used as authentication along with the artists signature is on the back of this Artwork Dimensions are 1000mm x 520mm
    AU $450.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $20.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • Louise Numina Pananka : Kurrajong Seeding 'Bush Medicine Leaves': Aboriginal Art

    AU $837.50
    or Best Offer
    Originality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • Warrina Designs Australian Aboriginal Art indigenous Painting Canvas Dot Utopia

    Aboriginal Painting by Pandora Long Pwerl (P11-78). Pandora began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2007. The soft leaf like strokes of her painting style has been heavily influenced by her mother, Jeannie Long Petyarre, and half-sister, Marcie Turner Pwerl.
    AU $615.00
    Free postage
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    Originality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Dot Painting
  • SELINA NUMINA 60 x 50 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $160.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • Warrina Designs Australian Aboriginal Art indigenous Painting Canvas Dot Utopia

    Aboriginal Painting by Andy Mbitjana (P16-25). Region: Utopia. Canvas Size: 72cm x 67cm. About the painting Painting Size :68cm x 62cm.
    AU $350.00
    Free postage
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    Originality: Original
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    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Dot Painting
  • Gloria Petyarre : "Bush Medicine Leaves" : Acrylic on Linen : COA australian Art

    Artist : Gloria Petyarre. artist, Gloria Petyarre, is in excellent condition. Gloria Petyarre is an Aboriginal artist from Utopia in. with a Certificate of Authenticity from Australian. She won the Wynne Prize.
    AU $650.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $10.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Desert Art
  • SELINA NUMINA 160 x 100 cm Original Painting - Aussiepaintings Aboriginal Art

    Selina Numina. Artist: Selina Numina. Authenticity: COA and two Pictures of Selina, One holding the painting and another signing it at the back. Beautiful Painting in Gorgeous Colours and Design by Great Aboriginal Desert Artist.
    AU $380.00
    Originality: Original
    AU $25.00 postage
    Subject: Bush Medicine Leaves
    or Best Offer
    Style: Desert Art
  • Warrina Designs Australian Aboriginal Art indigenous Painting Canvas Dot Utopia

    Canvas Size: 98cm x 70cm. About the Painting Painting Size: 89cm x 63cm.
    AU $399.00
    Free postage
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    Originality: OriginalSubject: Bush Medicine Leaves
  • Dot Painting Aboriginal Australia Uluru Kangaroo Dingo Alice Springs Art Emu

    Marjorie Spencer the artist. The painting is about Bush Medicine and is still used on the lands , This unmounted, signed on the rear, acrylic on canvas is approx 400mm X 400mm
    AU $150.00
    AU $14.00 postage
    Originality: Original
    or Best Offer
    Subject: Bush Medicine LeavesStyle: Dot Painting

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Bush Medicine Leaves Aboriginal Paintings

Bush Medicine Leaves paintings are one of the most well-known styles of Aboriginal art. Produced by a small group of female artists in Central Australia, their swirling patterns are striking and instantly recognisable.

The Artists

The first Bush Medicine Leaves Aboriginal desert art painting to come to the world’s attention did so in 1999, when Gloria Petyarre’s painting Leaves won the Wynne Prize for the best landscape painting of Australian scenery. This recognition made her the first female Aboriginal artist to win a major competition with the Gallery of New South Wales. While Gloria Petyarre was the most likely originator of the style, she is not the only artist to paint in the Bush Medicine Leaves style. In fact, she comes from a family of female artists, many of whom have made Bush Medicine Leaves paintings. Artists painting in the same style include Jeannie Petyarre, Louise Numina and Dulcie Long Pula.

The Paintings

Each Bush Medicine Leaves painting consists of a dense pattern of individually painted leaves. The tapered brush strokes form swirling patterns. While the concept remains the same from painting to painting, the overall shape, colour and density of the paintings can vary to a great degree. Designs range from the extremely monochrome to the explosions of bright colour favoured by Selina Numina.

The Story

The Bush Medicine Leaves paintings are based on the leaves of the Kurrajong tree native to New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Its leaves played an important role in Aboriginal medicine in those regions. Most often, they would be boiled and then mashed with kangaroo or emu fat to make a medicinal paste. Used on the skin, this paste was said to cure a wide variety of illnesses and injuries including skin infections, insect bites and even skin cancer.

Other Aboriginal Art

Bush Medicine Leaves paintings are far from the only example of modern Aboriginal art. In fact, the Aboriginal community of Utopia, where the Petyarre family comes from, is famous for its artists. Many different styles of Aboriginal art are produced, all rooted in Aboriginal culture and ways of life. For example, Aboriginal Bush Tucker paintings take the different types of food found in the desert as their subject matter. Other popular styles include Central Australian dot paintings, which feature abstract designs made up of tiny dots, as well as Northern Australian Rarrk art which features intricate patterns of parallel lines painted with brushes made from human hair.

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