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 newly composed songs..Participants in these ceremonies are painted with turtiyanginari (the different natural ochre colours) in varying designs, transforming the dancers and, in some cases, providing protection against recognition by mapurtiti (spirits). These designs can be applied in different ways. Ochre is applied to the body and face. These significant artistic designs collectively are called 'Jilamara'.
|Size & Medium||50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas|
Tapalinga is the Tiwi name for the stars in the sky. Catalog No 19-398 Title Tapalinga (Stars) Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 120 x 60 cm Ochre on Linen...
pupuni jilamara Catalog No 20-136 Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
tiwi name for long neck turutle Catalog No 20-258 Title mirningatinga Artist VIRGINIA GALLARLA Size & Medium 80 x 30 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile