Art Print - Japarra by Timothy Cook


Japarra by Timothy Cook
Image 44 x 60cm

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).

Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association is an indigenous owned art centre located in Milikapiti on Melville Island, which is one of the Tiwi Islands, 80 km to the north of Darwin. Artists at the centre have made a significant contribution to contemporary indigenous art in Australia since the association was established in 1989.

Please note: this print is not framed.

Only 1 in stock!

Click & Collect: Free

All online items are available for free ‘Click & Collect’ from our Roseberry showroom. This service is available daily from 10am-4pm (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays). All orders must be collected from the side entrance on Dunning Ave. Same day Click & Collect is available if you order before 1pm. Please allow a three-hour window from when you place your order to when you arrive to collect.

Australia Wide: $80 

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks come with a certificate of authenticity

This product is not currently available for sale outside of Australia, for international shipping please contact the retail team at info@koskela.com.au

Recently Viewed