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Title

(Yellow, white and red ochre)

collected circa 1999


Artist

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Australia

22 Jul 1974 -

Language group

Tiwi, North region


About

These pigments are a gift from artist Pedro Wonaeamirri. Pedro opened the Tiwi exhibition Pumpuni Jilamara, was a guest lecturer and took part in several children's workshops during NAIDOC Week 2002. He brought the pigments from Melville Island specifically for the workshops and decided to gift it to the Art Gallery's collection as a counterpoint to the brushes, ochres and comb collected by Dr Stuart Scougall in the late 1950s.

In a similar manner to the Scougall gift, Wonaeamirri's pigments were used in the creation of the set of tutini (grave posts) acquired by the AGNSW in 1999.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002


Details


Date

collected circa 1999


Media category

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Materials used

natural organic pigments


Dimensions


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Pedro Wonaeamirri 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

316.2002.a-c


Artist information

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Artist profile

Works in the collection

6