2013 Conrad Tipungwuti - Tiwi Artist

15 June - 6 July 2013

Aboriginal & Pacific Art, in association with Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Melville Island, NT, presents a solo exhibition of works by Tiwi artist Conrad Tipungwuti

Conrad's paintings are about the Kulama ceremony, performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is a traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man's name.
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