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Jean Baptiste APUATIMI

Tiwi people

Australia 1940 – 2013

Yirrikamini 2007 Place made: Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, natural earth pigments on canvas

Dimensions: 160.0 h x 200.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.189
Image rights: © Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

Yirrikamini – that one pukumani (funerary ritual) that mean really sad one ceremony. Especially this one here. These poles remind me Snake Bay. These poles same like my husband. They remind me of him. He carve that way.

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, 2007


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra