Design: Bush Melon
Artist Name: Betty Mbitjana
About the Artist: Betty was born c.1954 in Utopia (N.T.). Betty Mbitjana is the daughter of highly praised artist Minnie Pwerle and sister of the artist, Barbara Weir. She paints the Awelye, bush berry and bush plum dreaming.
Story: The design on this fabric depicts the ceremonies performed by Aboriginal Women. The large concentric circles represent the ceremonial sites. The small circles represent the bush melon fruit found in Central Australia. The painting also shows the bush melon seeds that are not eaten but discarded.