44 x 60cm (image), screenprint


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Cat: 184-17-15/20

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Timothy created this etching during a print workshop with Master Printer, Basil Hall. In preparation for the workshop, Timothy visited MAGNT with fellow Jilamara artists to mine the Tiwi Archive to garner inspiration.

Timothy has referenced a bark in the MAGNT collection by Deaf Tommy Mungatopi about Japarra the Moon man as a full moon rising, reflected in the sea.

Japarra is the moon. In Tiwi mythology Japarra flew up to become the moon after he was discovered making love with Was-ai, Purukapali’s wife. Japarra reminds the Tiwi of the life and death cycle (full moon, no moon, new moon).