Tina Patlas

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Country: Tamalampi
Dance: Marntipani (Seagull)
Dot Texture Short 2

“I like doing my painting. The truth is, i’m a bit restless and its hard to get to sleep at night. Doing my painting helps me sleep better.”

Tina Patlas began painting for Jilamara Arts and Craft Association in 2002. Although Tina’s traditional country spans areas of south west Melville Island and south east Bathurst Island (including Wurrumiyanga) she grew up mainly in Milikapiti.

Tina also works part time with Territory Housing. She held the position as Treasurer of the Jilamara Arts and Craft Association Executive Committee in 2003.

Tina paints her own Jilamara design about country, ceremonial dance, Kulama ceremony and the wildlife of the Tiwi Islands.

As she was growing up she watched her Grandfather Holder Adams paint and sculpt where he lived at Timrambu. She says, “He used to sculpt toys for us to play with.This inspired me to become an artist.”

Artworks by Tina Patlas

Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Jilamara

116-22

$345

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Tina Patlas
45 x 45cm, locally sourced ochre on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Jilamara

7-22

$460

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Tina Patlas
60 x 60cm, locally sourced ochre on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Jilamara

491-21

$690

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Tina Patlas
120 x 90 cm, locally sourced ochre on linen
Pumpuni Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Pumpuni Jilamara

320-21

$805

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Tina Patlas
90 x 90cm, nat
Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Jilamara

543-19

$322

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Tina Patlas
30 x 80cm natural ochre on canvas
Yirrinkiri Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Yirrinkiri Jilamara

239-19

$288

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Tina Patlas
60 x 60cm, natural ochres on canvas
Timrambu - Print - Tina Patlas

Timrambu

280-17-5/20

$345

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Tina Patlas
29.5 x 24.5cm, open bite etching
Jilamara - Painting - Tina Patlas

Jilamara

542-17

$345

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Tina Patlas
80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas