Natural earth pigments on canvas board
23 x 30 cm
This work, as part of Cooee’s Christmas show, is available for sale from 3pm 27th November. If you are unable to make it to the opening, simply register your interest via email at email@example.com or call +61 2 9300 9200. If you would like to send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want, we will print this out, fold it in half and at 3pm we will begin to pull one list out at a time. We will endeavour to get you the work of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this.
This design depicts the Kulama ceremony of the Tiwi people: the dancers and singers create a circle and prepare the poisonous yam for eating, as indicated by the circles in the painting. It is a celebration of life and food, the Kulama occurs at the end of the wet season.