Tarnanthi Exhibition

Traditional knowledge of the medicinal benefits, application and collection of native plants extends back over 60,000 years. In this vibrant exhibition in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, seven female artists share their expertise about native flora and its therapeutic uses through their paintings of bush food and bush medicine stories. The artists take their art and cultural knowledge into western health-care centres through the Circle of Arts Foundation, which collaborated on this project with the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Audrey Brumby, Bernadine Kemarre Johnson, Josephine Lennon, Nancy Napanardi Martin, Julianne Turner Nungarrayi, Christine Nakamara Brown, Debra McDonald Nangala

Special events

Panel discussion
Artists and health-care professionals discuss the importance of maintaining bush medicine knowledge
Thur 14 Nov, 11am–12.30pm
Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre
WCH, Level 1, Zone D


Wheelchair accessible

Presenting partner
  • Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation