Rug Design: Bush Tukcer by June Smith
Dreamtime behind the Design: Bush food (referred to as bush tucker in Australia) traditionally refers to any food which is native to Australia and is used as sustenance by the original inhabitants, the Australian Aborigines. For thousands of years Aboriginal people survived living off the land, eating well when food was plentiful & conserving it in times of drought. This food is called bush tucker or bush food, and it’s Australia’s native food.
About the Artist: June Smith is a well-known artist in Santa Teresa. She was born in Alice Springs in 1960 and attended school in Alice Springs. She is one of the first women in Santa Teresa community to paint on silk. At present she paints for Keringke Arts in Santa Teresa. She belongs to Eastern Arrernte group.