|Date of Birth:||10/12/1977|
|Mother's Country:||Imalu Point, Melville Island|
“At school art was my favorite subject”. Josephine Burak is the daughter of respected custodian of traditional medical knowledge, Lydia Burak. Having gained her mothers’ carving skills Josephine Burak often prepares her own pwoja (comb, painting tool) to shape it to her exact needs. Josephine Buraks’ subject will often be the significant Kulama Ceremony, though her designs are also wonderfully reminiscent of astronomic star charts.A committed artist, Josephine has been in previous years one the director of the Art Center. Josephine is currently employed by the Art Centre and contributes significantly to the day-to-day management of the operations of the Art Centre
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 ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...
Wantarringa is the Tiwi word for Sun. Catalog No 20-146 Title Wantarringa Artist JOSEPHINE BURAK Size & Medium 100 x 50 cm ochre on Linen Category Painting Artist Profile
Jilati is the Tiwi name for the brolga. Catalog No 20-63 Title Jilati Artist JOSEPHINE BURAK Size & Medium 100 x 50 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile...