Collection: Bernadine Johnson Kemarre

Bernadine Johnson
Bernadine Kemarre was born in Santa Teresa in the Ltyentye Apurte Community, East of Alice Springs, NT. Bernadine comes from a family of famous artists including Abie Loy and Petrick Kemarre from Utopia region in Northern Territory. Bernadine is married to Stephen Martin Petyarre, another artist in the gallery. Stephens sister is Anna Price Petyarre is one of the most sought-after artists from Central Australia. Bernadine learnt from a young age and has become a popular artist through her use of bold colours and precise painting style. These details produce amazing paintings. 

She often paints the stories of Bush Tucker and Medicine Leaves. Medicine Leaves represents the story of the use of bush seeds and leaves used for bush medicine. A practice used long before western medicine. Bush Medicine leaves are collected and used in a variety of different ways. They can be boiled in water and the liquid is used as a drinking medicine for stomach aches. It can also be crushed with Kangaroo fat to create paste for cuts and burns.
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  • "Desert Flower" by Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 170cm x 117cm
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  • "Desert Flower" by Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 174cm x 117cm
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  • "Bush Flowers" by Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 193cm x 120cm
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  • "Bush Flowers" by Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 196cm x 119cm
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  • "Bush Flowers" by Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 197cm x 122cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Leaves" Bernadine Johnson 92cm x 94cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Tree" Bernadine Johnson 102cm x 137cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson 91cm x 91cm
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  • "Dry Bush Leaves" Bernadine Johnson 129cm x 148cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Leaves" Bernadine Johnson 61cm x 152cm
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  • "My Land" Bernadine Johnson 171cm x 95cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson 61cm x 61cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson 51cm x 41cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson 91cm x 122cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 101cm x 76cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Trees" Bernadine Johnson 153cm x 120cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Leaves" Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 101cm x 76cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Leaves" Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 61cm x 61cm
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  • "Dry Bush Leaves" Bernadine Johnson 61cm x 61cm
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  • "Dry Bush Leaves" Bernadine Johnson (Blue) 97cm x 115cm
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  • "Dry Bush Leaves" Bernadine Johnson (Pink) 97cm x 115cm
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  • "Bush Medicine Leaf" Bernadine Johnson 91cm x 121cm
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  • "Bush Potato" Bernadine Johnson Kemarre 89cm x 94cm
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  • "Women's Gathering" Bernadine Johnson 103cm x 129cm
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