New prints from Jilamara Arts and Crafts
In April 2017 a group of younger and older generation artists visited the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory to view a selection of the Tiwi collection of objects and images, to garner inspiration for a major print workshop. Working in collaboration with senior printer Basil Hall, Jilamara artists have created new limited edition prints that respond to artworks by Tiwi artists passed.
Jilamara artists are renowned for producing contemporary works based on ceremonial body painting designs, clan totems and Tiwi creation stories. Jilamara which roughly translates to design, is passed on by family and each artist develops their own particular jilamara.
The Tiwi palette of four colours, red, yellow, white and black, is made up of natural ochres to produce paintings on linen, canvas, paper, printmaking, weaving, bark and carved ironwood.
View works on the online gallery