Joylene is photographed at the Glenelg ArtGallery
with her painting “Collecting Wild Berries”
Joylene tells us the story, -
Today the ladies meet to gather up for a day
out bush. They are planning to look for
wild berries. They are happy as they have collected lots of the wild berries, of different types of fruit, in many colours.
In Aboriginal Culture, the women gather natural bush foods together that are shared with the Community. It is an important way of passing down the knowledge form the older to younger women, of where to find food, and prepare it.
On behalf of the Gallery we firstly acknowledge the land now known as Australia belonged to a Nation of People, widely sophisticated, Aboriginal people of Culture, With Gratitude to our Elders past, present and emerging, the Country's ancient Cultural heritage. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.
We hope that by sharing the Stories of the Artworks more attention is paid to the land supporting us through the emmense Generational Knowledge of this Country Aboriginal people have.