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  • Title: Jikipayinga
  • Artist: Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (dec)
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Tiwi Design
  • Medium: Etching
  • Collection: I Am Tiwi
  • Dimensions: 60cm x 45cm
  • Edition Size: 50
  • Price ($AUD): $ 880

Artwork Story

Part of an important folio of ten limited edition prints by renowned Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi. This body of work embodies the iconic imagery produced by this important Australian artist for whom painting is an act of engagement in a culture and tradition linking the past with the present and nurturing the future.

I am Tiwi is presented in an archival boxed folio $8,800

‘Jikipayinga (Female fresh water crocodile) live in waterlilly place. My husband taught me to paint Jikipayinga, that cheeky crocodile. She look after her baby that why she jump out of water. I never go in boat on fresh water, I’m frightened she might jump and grab me.’

© Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, c/o Tiwi Design Drawn on the plates by the artist and printed in an edition of 50 by APW Printer Simon White at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, 2008.

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