Minga, 2007

Artist: Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Region: Tiwi, NT

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 53 x 115 cm

Catalogue Number: 10440JB

Status: Vatu Sanctuary 3

‘This is olden days painting (Parlini Jilamara). Long time ago in the early days we put Yalinga - red, Arrikininga - yellow and Tutyangini - white ochre on our face and body for Pukamani and Kulama ceremonies. We call this Minga. Sometimes we still do this. My husband taught me this style. He used to tell me story about that painting.’

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Region: Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Jean Baptiste immersed herself in making art and gradually forged a radical individual style… "recognisable for its gestural verve, audacious jilamara and oscillation between figuration and conceptual abstraction. The potency of her innovative aesthetic derives from both its compositional expansiveness and close connection with customary ritual."

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