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  • Title: Pwanga (12/23)
  • Artist: Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (dec)
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Tiwi Design
  • Medium: Etching
  • Collection:
  • Dimensions: 98.3 x 49.5 cm
  • Edition Size: 20
  • Price ($AUD): $ 990

Artwork Story

The art forms of the Tiwi are unlike those found in any other part of Australia. To the Tiwi, art has always been associated with ceremony. Traditional art consists of bold lines, circles and dots in a formal geometric design. Traditional patterns often depict sites and stories of mythical significance, involving ancestors who were changed into animals and birds.


© Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, c/o Tiwi Design


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