2011/0033 Kulama

Kulama

Artist

Timothy COOK
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
18 Sep 1958
 in
Goose Creek, Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
Kulama
Date
2011
Medium/Material
ochre on linen
Dimensions
120.0 x 200.0 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2011/0033
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightTimothy Cook is an established artist working from Milikapiti (Snake Bay) on Melville Island in the Northern Territory. Cook was born on Melville Island and has spent all his life there engaged in Tiwi culture and ceremony, which informs his artistic practice. Although the sensibility behind each of Cook’s works is informed by Tiwi tradition, his works of art are truly unlike any other Tiwi artist. He is an innovator and depicts his traditional narratives in his own aesthetic, using large areas of negative space, fluid and spontaneous application of ochre, loose interwoven lines and rhythmic mark-making that renders surfaces with an almost shimmering surface. The works featured here make reference to the Kulama ceremony, a rite-of-passage for young Tiwi men. (AGWA, 2011)

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