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  • Title: Jilamara
  • Artist: Pedro Wonaeamirri
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Jilamara Arts and Crafts
  • Medium: Etching & Screenprint
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  • Dimensions: 60 x 44 cm
  • Edition Size: 20
  • Price ($AUD): $ 480

Artwork Story

Pedro created this etching during a print workshop with Master Printer, Basil Hall in 2017. This etching was inspired by a visit he made with other artists from Jilamara Arts and Crafts to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) in April 2017 to mine the archive of the Tiwi collection.


All jilamara (design) are originally drawn from the body painting which accompanied the pukumani (funeral) and kulama (initiation/yam) ceremonies. An individual design and aesthetic is highly valued by Tiwi artists and is representative of their personal interpretation of the traditional Tiwi design or jilamara.


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