|Date of Birth:||06/06/1955|
|Mother's Country:||Malawu, Bathurst Island|
|Father's Country:||Munupi, Melville Island|
Josette is a carver and painter and she has been producing artworks since 1990, decorating Tunga (bark baskets) and bark paintings as well as working on canvas from time to time. Josette also weaves pamajini (ceremonial arm bands and head bands) and mats from pandanus. She often collaborates with her husband Samuel ‘Marbuk’ Poantimului, painting his ironwood carvings as well as her own.
During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative of...
The Kulama design depicts this important ceremony of the Tiwi people; the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles...
Pupuni JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of â€˜yoiâ€™ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...