Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass) with wipiya (emu feathers) and orange, brown, natural raffia
Diam 28cm x H 5cm
Rita Rolley is from Fregon on the APY Lands in the far north-west of South Australia and brings to her artwork a strong connection with her traditional heritage. Rita's sense of place and independent personality shine through in her artworks which have a contemporary edge created through the use of colour and form while incorporating traditional cultural aspects. Rita works across many artistic mediums including painting, prints, wood carving as well as Tjanpi weaving. Rita's Tjanpi baskets and sculptures embody whimsy, humour and a unique creativity.