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Fiona Wells: Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story
Fiona Wells: Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story Fiona Wells: Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story Fiona Wells: Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story
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Fiona Wells: Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story

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Sturt Desert Pea - Fiona's Story (853C-22) by Fiona Wells of Ernabella Arts.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Fiona was born in Ernabella where she completed her schooling. She is family to leading ceramicist Tjimpuna Williams, and Fiona first came to the art centre to work alongside Tjimpuna in early 2015. Fiona has one daughter and two sons and she divides her time
between the art centre and family commitments.

Fiona is an emerging artist, experimenting with different styles and designs. She works in both ceramics and on canvas, and her work is often pattern-based rather than descriptive or telling a story. Fiona creates her own walka (design) inspired by elements of Country and bush foods such as ili (native fig) and kampurara (bush tomatoes).

THIS PIECE IS ON DISPLAY AS PART OF THE TARNANTHI 2023 EXHIBITION ERNABELLA ARTS: CERAMIC WARKA WIRU 20 YEARS-KUTU (20 YEARS OF CREATING CERAMICS).

THE EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL DECEMBER 3rd, 2023. ANY SOLD WORK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING THIS DATE.

SHIPPING COSTS WILL BE CALCULATED AND CHARGED TO THE CUSTOMER ONCE THE EXHIBITION CONCLUDES, AND WORK IS PACKED. PLEASE CONTACT RETAIL STAFF ON (08) 8414 7225 FOR MORE DETAILS.

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Dimensions: 515 x 240 x 150mm
Materials: Stoneware 

ABOUT THE ART CENTRE:

Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest, continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is in Pukatja Community, at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. Pukatja was the first permanent settlement on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands). 

In recent years, long after commencing working as artists, senior women decided to leave behind the walka (design) of the early days and to depict their Tjukurpa (sacred stories of country and law). Today the centre is a varied group of artists, and a mix of young and old, men and women, working in several different mediums. The members of Ernabella Arts are always reinvigorating their centre, seeing it through its evolution from the first incarnation as a craft room, into a culturally strong contemporary art centre.

Ernabella Arts is an Aboriginal owned and run corporation which promotes and supports ethical practice in the creation and sale of Indigenous art.

 

Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.

Purchases from our shops directly support individual artists as well as our unique exhibition and training programs.

Handmade in Australia.