Geraldine Pilakui

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Country: Wurankuwu
Dance: Yirrikapayi (Crocodile)
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An established artist at Jilamara, Geraldine has been painting at the art centre since the early 2002.

Geraldine learnt from the older people about Tiwi culture. When she gets old she will pass it on to her grandchildren. 

Geraldine says, ” I love painting and coming to work at the art centre everyday. It is my life. I learn from my Maninga (Grandmother) and my Uncle Pius”.

Her motifs include traditional designs from the older and experienced artists, bush tucker and the native flora and fauna that inhabit the Tiwi Islands. To paint the “mother lines” Geraldine uses the traditional Kayimwagakimi comb technique used for body painting.  

Geraldine’s artwork has featured in Jilamara group shows in Broome, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

Artworks by Geraldine Pilakui

Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Geraldine Pilakui

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

374-19

$4,830

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Geraldine Pilakui
215 x 18 x18cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Geraldine Pilakui

Tokwampini, the bird.

438-21

$230

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Geraldine Pilakui
40cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Muputi (Fish) - Painting - Geraldine Pilakui

Muputi (Fish)

16-21

$345

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Geraldine Pilakui
30 x 80cm natural ochre on canvas
Muputi (Fish) - Painting - Geraldine Pilakui

Muputi (Fish)

2-21

$345

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Geraldine Pilakui
30 x 80cm natural ochre on canvas
Kulama - Print - Geraldine Pilakui

Kulama

303-19

$460

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Geraldine Pilakui
56 x 76cm, natural ochres on paper
Jilamara - Painting - Geraldine Pilakui

Jilamara

183-19

$518

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Geraldine Pilakui
55 x 80cm, natural ochres on canvas
Japalinga and Wantaringuwi - Print - Geraldine Pilakui

Japalinga and Wantaringuwi

264-17-6/20

$345

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Geraldine Pilakui
29.5 x 24.5cm (image), hard ground etching with aquatint and chine colle
Jilamara - Painting - Geraldine Pilakui

Jilamara

108-18

$3,450

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Geraldine Pilakui
120 x 150cm, natural ochres on canvas