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Alura Seed Dreaming Yellow by Karen Bird

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

Dreamtime:

Karen Bird is a skillful artist from Utopia. Her artwork is neat and attractive. She depicted the Alura Seed in two colorways white and pink. Karen’s artwork with the wonderful depiction of Alura Seed flourishes her as an unparallel artistic talent. Everyone will enjoy her art with whatever they make including quilting.

In this artwork, Karen depicted the change of seeds from one season to another. The growth of the seed changes from winter to summer and again from summer to winter. The seed glow change is shown clearly, and the change of season is shown along with it.

Bush Camp Yellow

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Audrey is a household name among many patchwork and quilting enthusiasts.Her dreaming is Bush Onions, Bush Tucker, Wild Coconut etc. Audrey learnt painting from sisters and her mother.

Audrey’s works are vivid and strong. In her new design, Bush Camp, she depicted different types of medicinal leaves in the Bush Camp. The semi-circles represent people and concentric circles represent waterholes. Aboriginal people like camping in the bush and they perform various activities during the camping. The activities include playing football, running, throwing boomerangs, hunting Kangaroos etc. Sometimes, they sit around the waterholes to discuss various issues.

Bush Dreamings of Utopia Yellow

Dreamtime: Tanya Price has lived in Utopia all her life. She knows the area very well and many of the famous artists of Utopia are related to her. She grew up in Utopia with her family, friends, spinifex and other trees. There is an abundance of Dreamtime bush plum trees with yellow and red fruits. One cannot miss the waterholes guarded by wild floral plants. The colours of the floral plants are predominantly reddish and yellow.

Tanya Price is an excellent artist from Utopia, and M&S Textiles Australia printed some of her designs on fabrics. Quilters, apparel manufacturers and accessories manufacturers loved her designs. Tanya’s design on best quality 100% cotton fabric opens up a new door to patchwork and quilting enthusiasts, dresses and clothing manufacturers, fashion and home decorative and many more.

Bush Seeds Yellow by Cindy Wallace

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Cindy Wallace was born in 1973. She is the sister of Colleen Wallace. Cindy’s artwork Bush Seeds is a masterpiece with vibrant colours. She used acrylic colours and her finished work is very attractive.

Brown lines are drawn skilfully as the path for bush walkers and the dotted lines are depicted as borders. The lines are representing wild fruits. These seeds also contain medicinal values and are used to treat some diseases.

KANGAROO PATH YELLOW

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Roseanne Morton is the daughter of Gracie Morton. Gracie is a well-known artist from Utopia. In this artwork, Roseanne beautifully depicted the white dots which represents drinking water for Kangaroo’s. The dotted lines between the waterholes are the walking paths of Kangaroo.

KINGFISHER CAMP

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Kingfisher bird is the laughing Kookaburra of Australia, which lives in dry and fishless scrubland. It is sometimes called as “laughing jackass” because of its loud raucous cackle.

The Australian Kookaburra is the largest member in the family. The bird is known for its wild laughing call and the noisy inhabitant of outback, open forest and the woodland. Kookaburra is not a fish eater, it usually prefers to eat large insects, nestling birds, rodents etc. Young chicks of kookaburras stay with their parents for several years, before setting out to breed themselves.

According to Nambooka, the kingfisher teaches us about alertness and opportunity. We must first look and then decide if it is the right choices for us to benefit our lives. Nambooka’s design work is bold, colourful and attractive.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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Heather Kennedy is a skillful artist, and her works combine vibrant colors. In this artwork she describes Regeneration. After fires, plants regenerate, and the seed pods create new growth which leads to regeneration.

Goanna Dreaming and Possum Land & Water Dreaming are some of Heather’s famous designs from M&S Textiles Australia.

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Betty Mbitjana is an excellent artist from Utopia. Many of her works are displayed in various art galleries in Australia. Some of Betty’s works are with Bush Plum Seeds which are presented meticulously on canvas painting with small sticks. Her dreaming is Bush Plum Seeds.

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Audrey Napanangka is a very well-known Artist. Many of her art works have been printed on textile materials by M&S Textiles Australia. She skilfully painted her dreaming; i.e. Water Dreaming. In Desert areas of Australia, it is hard to find water. 90% of water comes from underground. Audrey’s experience in the bush tells her where and how to find drinking water in the waterholes. The long curved lines indicate the movement of water in the area. Dotted lines and smaller circles indicate various soakage’s, broken roads, sands, etc.

Many Aboriginal people live in open areas near the bushes. Water has been their most wanted commodity for living in or around the bush. However, most people living near the bush know how and where to find water. They have good knowledge of waterholes, ponds, river water, billabongs etc.

Aboriginal Ceremonies are generally held near the waterholes.

WILD SEED & WATERHOLE YELLOW

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Wild Seeds and Waterhole is an excellent design of Tanya’s motherland, Utopia. Many famous indigenous artists come from Utopia. Modern Aboriginal art started its journey with Jeffrey Brandon, a school teacher who was posted in Utopia to teach artworks to aboriginal children.

Tanya depicts Australia’s wild flowers and wild seeds skilfully, which were blown by wind. People around the area collect the seeds and wash them to get rid of sand and stones. They dry and powder the seeds after washing them. Women sit around the waterhole while they chat and make a tasty bread with the powder and eat it.

Wildflowers After Rain Yellow by Letisha Doolan

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

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The best time to visit NT is during the wet season. The top end is subject to unprecedented for the seasons. The top end’s wettest month featuring blooming wildflowers. Letisha is a well-known artist and many of her artworks are in private collections. Her works are colourful and detailed. In this art she is skilful at drawing numerous things the forefathers created for the future generations. She neatly drew her Bush Tucker decorating with her own style. Letisha grew in up in Alice Springs, NT. She collected various bush fruits after the rain and decorated her tray beautifully. In NT usually the whole area becomes joyful and happy after rain. Letisha used artistic skill to draw beautiful artwork for the art lovers. She is an excellent artist.

WILD FLOWERS DREAMING 2 YELLOW

Dreamtime: In winter, after rains, new flowers become abundant. These become very decorative with bright yellow, pink and lavender colours. Wild bush onions have small bulb like onions, long slender green leaves, like thick blades of grass and have distinct onion smell. The bulbs offer a pungent onion flavour; however, the green tops are milder. These can be eaten raw and is considered an important food for Kimberly Aboriginal people. People gather bush onions by digging in the sand. The best time to gather bush onions is in April/May. Bush onions are also favourite food for native birds, known as Brolgas.

Jane is an experienced Aboriginal designer from the well-known Doolan family in Alice Springs, N.T. Jane skilfully drew bush onions (cyperus bulbosus) and wild flowers in separate garden beds in a beautiful way.

WILD FLOWERS DREAMING YELLOW

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, is a semi desert region. Annual rainfall in this region is very low. However, in winter soon after small rainfall one can witness the lush of colourful wild flowers blossom almost everywhere. It is a scenery never to miss or forget. Every home, garden, bush, roadside etc., will be dancing with numerous colourful flowers. Tanya being an experienced and skillful designer adds the bush and the blossom in her landscape canvas excellently.

Tanya Price is a well-known Aboriginal designer. Her works are neat and colourful. Tanya comes from a famous artist family in utopia, northern territory. So far most of her works were reprinted due to customer’s demand.

WINTER SPIRITS YELLOW

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Faye Oliver is an experienced and well established artist. She worked at Keringke Art Centre for about six years, as an assistant art co-ordinator. Through her works, she tries to bring harmony in the community. We can see an expression of modesty in her works. She believes in trust and peace in the community.

In Dreamtime, there weren’t many people or living beings such as animals, birds etc. Every being used to understand each other’s language and they didn’t know of death. However, one day, a little bird fell from a tree and broke its neck, paralysing its body. The elderly knowledgeable birds and animals announced that the spirits have taken the bird from the world to get a new bird. Although everybody accepted this idea, they wanted to confirm this by watching the bird. The caterpillars volunteered to do so. The elderly ordered the caterpillars to watch the bird from clouds in the sky throughout the winter. One fine early day of the spring, the caterpillars transformed into butterflies and returned to the camp with beautiful bodies. Since then, the caterpillars spend the winters in cocoons to transform into butterflies, a wonderful gift of nature. In this design, Faye depicted the spirits watching over the Dreamtime creatures from the sky. She also depicted the bush and camp with beautiful and vibrant winter colours.

WOMEN COLLECTING WATER YELLOW

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Christine is a well-established Aboriginal Artist. M&S Textiles Australia printed some of her works in the past. ‘Women Collecting Water’ is one of her best artworks. Her depiction of waterholes, women sitting with digging sticks, bush foods, flowers, etc. are detailed and decorative.

Water is very precious in Northern Territory. Aboriginal people know how to get water from underground. Also they watch wild bird’s movements in some areas to locate the availability of water nearby. However, Alice Spring can experience heavy rainfall in summer months. Just after the rain you can witness abundant of beautiful flower blossom almost everywhere in various colours. The beautiful array of colours is a memorable experience. Christine depicted the natural scenic view very well with women sitting on the ground with digging sticks seeking water all around.

Composition: 100% Cotton

Fabric Width: 110 cm

Dreamtime:

Nambooka is a well-known Aboriginal artist. Her artworks are distinct and focus on moral values and the nature that teaches us. This artwork is about a male southern Emu-Wren which is called Yeerung. It is the symbol of the Kurnai male warriors. Yeerung is known to the Kurnai men as their elder brother and therefore is protected by the men. Kurnai groups are mostly found in the Gippsland region.

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