JOSEPHINE BURAK

JOSEPHINE BURAK
Date of Birth: 10/12/1977
Mother's Country: Imalu Point, Melville Island
Father's Country: Munupi, Melville Island
Skin Group: Stone
Dreaming: Yirrikapayi (Crocodile)

“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. 



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