30 x 42 cm: pigment ink prints on ilford artist cotton rag ; pigment ink prints on ilford artist cotton rag
In these reproduction prints of original paintings, Curtis Taylor subverts the concept of ‘Bush Tucker’, in depicting staple pantry items of the Martu diet, alongside familiar Australian food products. In his imagery, Curtis draws inspiration from the iconic Campbell’s Soup prints by Andy Warhol, which have become a recognisable symbol of Pop Art. Curtis’ art takes a unique twist, elevating everyday foods and items into vibrant expressions of contemporary Aboriginal culture, akin to traditional food sources valued by Martu. Curtis explores his relationship with food as a powerful symbol of shared experience, nostalgia, and food sovereignty- particularly when considered within the context of a cost-of-living crisis, which is felt particularly acutely in remote Aboriginal communities.
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Martumili Artists acknowledges the Nyiyaparli and Martu people as the Traditional Owners of the land we live and work on. We also acknowledge the Traditional Owners throughout our country and our Elders; past, present and emerging.