Bush Tomato Sunsuit
Artist: Audrey Napanangka of Yuendumu
"Audrey is a Warlpiri woman born in the community of Yuendumu, approximately 3 hours North West of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Audrey has lived her whole life in Yuendumu, attending primary school, and later raising her own family in Yuendumu. She now lives in Alice Springs. She commenced painting in 1986 and has been surrounded by painters since she was a small child. Both her parents were artists also.
Audrey’s designs include bush tucker (food) Dreaming, which feature witchetty grubs, coconut, tomato, grape, bush sultana and sweet potato. Many bush foods are seasonal and the traditional knowledge of which foods to search for during which seasons is passed down through the generations. Her fabric designs on printed fabric include Bush Sultana, Bush Tomato and Wild Coconut.
Some of her works have been exhibited in Rome, Venice and other European cities. She is also an accomplished Aboriginal dancer and singer. She has participated in some short films made in Melbourne and Sydney."
- from Aboriginal Fabric Gallery