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'Bush Tucker' is a term that refers to food from the outback of Australia.
If you were searching for food in Central Australia as indigenous Australians have for thousands of years - what would you find ?
Some of the plant foods most revered by indigenous Australians are featured in this collection of ~30 acrylic paintings hanging at the Stamp Student Union Gallery. The paintings date from the late 90's through the first twenty one years of the 21st century.
The collection is presented to you by the non profit organization: One Health Arts & Sciences (501c3) in collaboration with the Department of Plant Sciences and the Stamp Gallery of the University of Maryland. Guidance has been provided by: Venita Poblacki, Esther Bruno Nangala, Lana Dever, Tara
Beginning with a small collection of traditional Bush Tucker paintings, the collection highlights clear depictions of food plants and insects and more abstract celebrations of Australian desert foods including, among others;
Yams, Tomatoes, Truffles and Plums - potatoes, raisins, ngalyipi vine, honey ants, bush banana, wichetty grubs, bush onions, desert figs, magnata, quandong )
Yams - Lets talk about Yams! Ipomea costata,Vigna lanceolata
Tomatoes – Lets talk about Tomatoes! Solanum centrale, Solanum, solanum centrale (desert raisin), and pura (bush tomato) The dried fruit is ground to make a damper, or seed cake.
Truffles – Lets talk about Truffles!
Plums – Carissa lanceolate,