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Kitty Kantilla

Untitled - 1997

Natural Earth Pigments on Linen
97.0 x 59.0 cm
Price Realised: $12,000.00



Jilamara, NT Cat No. AK3015
Alcaston Gallery, VIC
Private Collection, VIC
Artitja Fine Art, WA


Kitty Kantilla started making artefacts and carvings in the mid 1940s and was a foundation member of Melville Island’s Jilamara Arts Centre’s painting movement in the 1980s.  The incised designs used by Tiwi people as decoration on their unique poles used in the burial (Pukamani) ceremony, are the basis of art in other media such as paintings and prints. What appears as abstracted lines and geometric shapes, have a basis in both body painting for ritual and story-telling through song and dance.