Linus Warlapinni

Skin: Wulinjuwula (Mosquito)
Country: Pitjimirra
Dance: Jarrikarlani (Turtle)
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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

Pwoja-Pukumani Body Paint Design - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Pwoja-Pukumani Body Paint Design

554-06

$1,150

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Linus Warlapinni
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

132-06

$2,300

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Linus Warlapinni
95 x 75cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

1227-03

$1,150

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Linus Warlapinni
75x59.cmLarge, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

360-13

$1,955

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

Jilamara

41-12

$2,185

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Linus Warlapinni
120 x 56cm
Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

193-08

$3,795

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Linus Warlapinni
60 x 200cm ochre on canvas
Pumpuni Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Pumpuni Jilamara

344-04

$2,846

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Linus Warlapinni
150 x 60 cm, natural ochres on linen
Pwoja-Pukumani Body Paint Design - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Pwoja-Pukumani Body Paint Design

549-06

$3,565

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Linus Warlapinni
150 x 75cm, natural ochres on canvas
Pumpuni Jilamara - Painting - Linus Warlapinni

Pumpuni Jilamara

567-04

$1,955

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

Jilamara

313-14

$1,955

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

Jilamara

AP439-13-2/2

$569

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Linus Warlapinni
33 x 50cm, etching
Jilamara - Print - Linus Warlapinni

Jilamara

WBLW1-10-X/10

$288

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

Jilamara

WBLW2-10-X/10

$288

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

Jilamara

266-14

$1,955

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Linus Warlapinni
90 x 70 cm, natural ochres on canvas