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Michelle Bush

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Andranangoo (Goose Greek)
Dance: Jilarti (Brolga)
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Michelle Bush is an artist and arts worker at Jilamara Arts.

Michelle was born in Darwin and has lived most of her life in Milikapiti. She raised four children as a single mother, working as an assistant teacher at Milikapiti Primary School for 12 years.

With her children grown, Michelle now has the time to focus on her art practice at Jilamara. She works predominantly in painting on canvas and paper. 

Through her practice Michelle recreates and explores Parlingarri and Parlini Jilamara, the old stories and designs of Tiwi cultural tradition of her ancestors.

Michelle finds strength in carrying on traditional Tiwi culture and sees the importance of passing on this knowledge to the youth of her community. 

Artworks by Michelle Bush

Kulama - Painting - Michelle Bush

Kulama

21-19

$403

Michelle Bush

74 x 56cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Michelle Bush

Jilamara

46-17

$460

Michelle Bush

56 x 76cm, natural ochres on paper
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Michelle Bush

parlini jilamara (old design)

96-17

$805

Michelle Bush

76 x 105cm, natural ochres on paper
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Michelle Bush

parlini jilamara (old design)

15-17

$460

Michelle Bush

56 x 76cm, natural ochres on paper
parlini jilamara II (old design) - Painting - Michelle Bush

parlini jilamara II (old design)

63-17

$863

Michelle Bush

56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Michelle Bush

parlini jilamara (old design)

193-17

$403

Michelle Bush

70 x 70cm, natural ochres on canvas
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Michelle Bush

parlini jilamara (old design)

72-17

$518

Michelle Bush

56 x 76cm, natural ochres on linen
Pwoja - Textiles - Michelle Bush

Pamijini

35-98

$0

Michelle Bush

2m, hand screen printed fabric