Bunya 2012

The nut from Bunya trees has been a vital traditional food source for Queensland Indigenous people. A familiar sight in contemporary Australian urban and rural landscapes, Bunya trees and their cones appear in colonial literature, art and landscape design. Bunya is the first of several bodies of work concerned with the cultural significance of these trees.

Detail of _cone_, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 25cm(h)x20(w), photographer - Cathy Keys

Detail of cone, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 25cm(h)x20(w), photographer – Cathy Keys

_nut_, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides,  24cm(h)x20(w), photographer - Gary Mitchell

nut, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides, 24cm(h)x20(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_hut_, 2012, ink, paper, pastels, 83cm(h)x59cm(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

hut, 2012, ink, paper, pastels, 83cm(h)x59cm(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_nut series_, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides,  40cm(h)x200(l)x60(w), photographer - Gary Mitchell

nut series, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides, 40cm(h)x200(l)x60(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_water tank_, 2012, ink, paper, pastels, 83cm(h)x59cm(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

water tank, 2012, ink, paper, pastels, 83cm(h)x59cm(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_divide_, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 28cm(h)x250(l)x50(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

divide, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 28cm(h)x250(l)x50(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_divide_, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 28cm(h)x250(l)x50(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

divide, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 28cm(h)x250(l)x50(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_nuts_, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides, 35cm(h)x40(l)x30(w), photographer - Gary Mitchell

nuts, 2012, stoneware ceramics, oxides, 35cm(h)x40(l)x30(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

_bunya bowls_, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 20cm(h)x40(l)x30(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell

bunya bowls, 2012, earthenware ceramics, 20cm(h)x40(l)x30(w), photographer – Gary Mitchell