written by Jennifer Issacs
Miegunyah Press | ISBN 9780522858556
Hardback – 256 pages
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A beautifully illustrated and designed, authoritative guide to the art of the Tiwi Islands. The dangerous waters separating mainland Australia from Bathurst and Melville islands have seen the blossoming of an art and culture unique to the Tiwi people. Often abstract and geometric, with strong patterns and use of colour, it is the basis for the shapes of traditional carvings, such as that used in used in burial ceremonies, and, more recently, on fabric, paper, pottery, canvas and jewellery.