Ngaruwanajirri Inc, Tiwi Islands, NT
Here are the rules for the Advent Calendar:
Collectors and gift-givers choose blindly – only on the corresponding day is the artwork revealed.
If you choose a gift for yourself or a loved one, we will make sure a hardcopy and/or digital card revealing your/their present will reach you in time for Christmas.
All artworks will be available for collection from our Redfern Gallery or posted after Boxing Day*
Buyers can pick as many as they like, so be quick and choose yourself and/or a loved one a wonderful Christmas surprise!
*please refer to our holiday hours for collection availability
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’.Share