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Linus Warlapinni

Skin: Wulinjuwula (Mosquito)
Country: Pitjimirra
Dance: Jarrikarlani (Turtle)
Dot Texture Short 2

Linus Warlapinni was a much loved & respected artist of Jilamara Arts who passed away in 2016.

Linus  worked with the Conservation Commission for many years in parks and wildlife.  On his retirement from the Commission he became a plant operator with the Tiwi Regional Council building roads and airstrips on Melville Island.  When he needed to spend more time caring for his family he decided to draw on his family ties and began painting for Jilamara Arts and Craft Association in 2002.

Linus is the son of the late leading Jilamara artist Freda Warlapinni (c 1928-2003). Like his mother’s painting Linus’ designs are directly related to ceremonial body painting and when asked if his work is influenced by watching his mother, he said “I do the same”, meaning they are of the same family, the same ceremony, for the same purpose. “My painting like kulama & pukumani (ceremony), when we go for dance I paint lines on my face”. “The old people” taught him design at Milikapiti through ceremonial body painting. Linus’ totem, or dreaming was the Turtle Dance, and Linus believed people could recognize from his design that his dance was the Turtle Dance.

Artworks by Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

313-14

$1,725

Linus Warlapinni

90 x 70cm, Natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

322-14

$690

Linus Warlapinni

30 x 80cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

172-14-1/4

$173

Linus Warlapinni

31 x 15cm image, linocut
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

LW-L-6-10

$173

Linus Warlapinni

30 x 30cm, reduction linocut
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

WB-LW1-1-10

$288

Linus Warlapinni

24 x 34cm image area, Japanese woodblock
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

541c-13

$288

Linus Warlapinni

30 x 30cm, linocut with hand coloured ochres
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

AP439-13-2/2

$569

Linus Warlapinni

33 x 50cm, etching
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

CDU-LW2-1

$460

Linus Warlapinni

56 x 76 cm, linocut with hand coloured ochres
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

WB-LW2-1-10

$288

Linus Warlapinni

34 x 24cm image area, Japanese woodblock
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

361-11

$690

Linus Warlapinni

30 x 80cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

417-11

$690

Linus Warlapinni

30 x 80cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

WBLW1-10-X/10

$288

Linus Warlapinni

24 x 34cm (image), Japanese woodblock
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

WBLW2-10-X/10

$288

Linus Warlapinni

34 x 24cm (image), Japanese woodblock
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

560-12

$1,725

Linus Warlapinni

90 x 70 cm, Natural Ochres on Linen/Canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

266-14

$1,725

Linus Warlapinni

90 x 70 cm, natural ochres on canvas