Congratulations to Margaret Loy Pula on winning the 2017 Tattersall's Art Prize in Brisbane for her work 'Anatye (Bush Potato)'.
The Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize is hosted by the Tattersalls Club in Brisbane, QLD. Each year over 100 artists are selected from each state and territory and are invited to exhibit a painting in the Prize.
The award is acquisitive and the winning entry becomes the newest addition to Tattersall’s Club's art collection.
The judges for this year's prize include Simon Elliott - Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art; Dr Deborah Hart - Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia; Pat Hoffie - Emeritus Professor and artist and Tattersall's Club Committeeman Ernie Ward.
Margaret's paintings 'Anatye' or Bush Potato are an aerial view of the growth pattern of the plant. The centre cross is the plant, the vines send out tendrils into the soil and this is where the potato (or bush yam) begins to grow.
The bush potato vine grows after the rains. The women go out to collect the potato. Once collected they are cooked in the hot coals of the fire.
“This painting is about my culture, my family. That’s my father’s dreaming. This is from my father’s country, that country is called “Unjangola”. That is north of Utopia, not too far but really desert country”.
The exhibition will be on display at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane CBD from Monday 11 September until Friday 22 September 2017.
Margaret Loy Pula is proudly represented by Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane.
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