Yikwani is the Tiwi name for fire. An important tool in past and present Tiwi culture, fire is still used for cooking and warmth, especially during the cooler Dry Season nights. It is also used for burning off overgrown vegetation following the heavy 'Wet Season' rains (which covers the period of late Spring through to early Autumn), regenerating and encouraging new growth and aiding in hunting trips.
|Size & Medium||120 x 80 cm ochre on linen|
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...
Catalog No 18-167 Title Murrakupuni Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 80 x 50 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile