|Date of Birth:||29/10/1962|
|Father's Country:||Imalu Point, Melville Island|
|Skin Group:||March Fly|
Maria Josette Orsto - deceased 2019- who resided in Bathurst was the first female artist of Munupi Art and Crafts association, where she kept working occasionally. The daughter of Jean Batiste Apuatimi and Declan Apuatimi, Maria Josette was taught painting and carving from a very early age. With her late husband a reputed carver, she was at the forefront of the art developments in the Tiwi Islands. An acclaimed artist in her own right she had exhibited extensively Nationally and Internationally. A dedicated artist she worked in many media including painting, printing batik and carving. A strong cultural woman Maria Josette created contemporary works that contributed to bridging the old and the new through her own personal creative interpretation.
Catalog No 11MJO092 Artist MARIA JOSETTE ORSTO Size & Medium 76 x 50 cm Ochre on Linen Category Painting Artist Profile
Pwoja 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...
Tiwi name for Fish or many fish. Catalog No 19-378 Title Muputi Artist MARIA JOSETTE ORSTO Size & Medium 50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas Category Painting Artist Profile...