|Date of Birth:||29/10/1962|
|Father's Country:||Imalu Point, Melville Island|
|Skin Group:||March Fly|
Maria Josette Orsto who reside in Bathurst was the first female artist of Munupi Art and Crafts association, where she still work 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 has been at the forefront of the art developments in the Tiwi Islands. An acclaimed artist in her own right she has exhibited extensively Nationally and Internationally. A dedicated artist she works in many media including painting, printing batik and carving. A strong cultural woman Maria Josette creates contemporary works that bridge the old and the new through her own personal creative interpretation
Pwoja 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...
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...