Patricia Pittman

 

New work on paper and board

11 December - 15 January 2021

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 11 December. All welcome FREE

Patricia Pittman is from the Yuin Nation on the south coast of NSW but is now settled in Bairnsdale on Gunnai Kurnai Country in south eastern Victoria.

All my artworks are based on my childhood memories. I usually refer all my artworks to my family’s totems. My mother is my inspiration for drawing goannas, it was her totem as she was of the Kamilaroi Nation from Quirindi NSW.’

The land and sea creatures of her south coast childhood feature in all Patricias works. A highly prolific artist, this is evident in her distinct style and intricate artistry.

Patricia Pittman, Geckos, Acrylic on board 5 panels
Above: Geckos in the Sun  Acrylic on board 5 panels, 45x80cm each panel $5800
 
Below:  All works pen, ink and paint on archival paper, 100x75cm framed | $1900
Patricia Pittman, Bogong Moths
Patricia Pittman, Bogong Moths

This was traditional Aboriginal food up Mt Hotham way. The bogong moth is full of nutrition and was a rich food source for ancestors. Mt Hotham is the perfect habitat for this amazing insect and it has fed generations of Aboriginal people.

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Patricia Pittman, Wood Ducks
Patricia Pittman, Wood Ducks
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Patricia Pittman, The Ant Chamber
Patricia Pittman, The Ant Chamber

Burrowing deep in the earth, the wood ant is very educated. One chamber for the second stage of growth, then the lower chamber for the final stage (birth). The cycle of life for an ant.

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Patricia Pittman, Platypus
Patricia Pittman, Platypus

Something you don’t really see much of now, but they are the most unusual and odd-looking creatures you’d ever see. We cannot lose them.

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Patricia Pittman, Whale
Patricia Pittman, Whale

Largest mammal of the sea, slowly meandering through vast oceans endlessly breaching, giving us a small glimpse of their beauty when migrating to another familiar place. A magnificent creature of the deep and a special sight to ever see.

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Patricia Pittman, Sharks
Patricia Pittman, Sharks

For the boys of the family, fishing is a constant event in Tathra NSW. We went fishing this day in Kianiny, the boys were fishing on the rocks and spotted a couple of sharks. Well they caught one and it was where our kids were swimming. It was about 2mtrs long and it took them about an hour to bring it in. Mysterious creatures of the ocean, dangerous, scary predators. The ocean is their territory

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Patricia Pittman, Wichetty Grubs
Patricia Pittman, Wichetty Grubs
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Patricia Pittman, Crabs at low tide
Patricia Pittman, Crabs at low tide

Living on the coast of NSW at Dalmeny, my kids and I would often walk into Narooma along Kianga beach and onto the boardwalk. When the tide was out, there would be hundreds of crabs along the sand, racing into holes until the tide came back in. It was a tide of crabs.

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