First Nations artwork Mug

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Fine bone china mugs featuring artworks by acclaimed First Nations artists

These fine bone china mugs are as beautiful as they are functional, and are perfect for any art or tea lover.

These fine bone china mugs are boxed, and each features the story of the artist

Size: 10cm tall and holds 290ml

Bush Medicine Design

 "This painting shows bush medicine after summer rain, and all the little dots represent stones and seeds. When rain time comes flowers grow again."tea

Annette Nungala Peterson was born at Neutral Junction Station, close to Barrow Creek (which is on the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek). She spent much of her life working at the Epenarra School where she dedicated her time to teaching language and culture to young ones. Today she manages the Epenarra art centre.

Bush Medicine is a subject Annette Nungala Peterson returns to repeatedly in her painting, knowledge of bush medicine is taken very seriously in Indigenous culture and is often held by women. The science of bush medicine involves relationships with the Country, family, and a healthy way of life inherited by ancestors.

Grandmothers Country Mug - Michelle Possum Nungurrayi 

Artist, Michelle Possum Nungurrayi, is a celebrated First Nations artist, and daughter of renowned artist, founder of the Papunya artists group, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri.

'Grandmother's Country' depicts ceremonial sites, sacred landmarks and iconography surrounding Tjukurla in the western desert of Central Australia, as well as important bush tucker and waterholes.

'Women's Dreaming' by Khatija Possum

Featuring the stunning artwork of Khatija Possum, a celebrated First Nations artist, and granddaughter of renowned artist, founder of the Papunya artists group, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, this mug showcases the beauty and richness of her culture.

The intricate details and vibrant colours of the artwork depict the artist's connection to her ancestral lands and her deep respect for the wisdom and teachings of the women in her life

Epenara - Pammy Foster

 "When you go out bush you see all different flowers. You can pick them and smell them - some of them smell very nice."

Epenarra artist Pammy Foster uses bright colours to capture the landscape of the Davenport Ranges, Pammy builds textures with layers of paint, alluding to the rocky nature of the landscape, densely grouped green trees and flowering bushes cover the canvas suggesting the work shows the land in the rainy season.

Wutunugurra (Epenarra) is described by the Indigenous people as Hill Country, it is nestled in the foot of Iytwelepenty (the Davenport Ranges National Park). The area is home to the popular camping sites of Whistleduck Creek and Policeman Waterhole and a unique variety of birds, insects and bush medicine.

Pammy Foster is a Waramungu and Alyawarr woman born in Tennant Creek and raised between Ampilatwatja and Wutunugurra (Epenarra). She began painting from an early age, learning from her aunt Susie Peterson and her grandmother Jessie Peterson, both well-known artists from Wutunugurra. Pammy paints intricate pieces depicting the bush plants and landscapes of the Wutunugurra region. She is a devoted artist who will finesse a canvas until she is completely satisfied with her work, resulting in highly detailed and layered pieces

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