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JOSIE TIPUNGWUTI

bimawear.com
work located at Randwick

ARTIST STATEMENT
Pwakiyajimirri features overlapping traditional symbols, structures, inherited and environmental representations that are central to Tiwi culture. I have both my Catholic faith and faith in my Tiwi ancestors and our traditional ways. My textiles are graphic expressions of Tiwi dance and song, which are interwoven with the Catholic tradition.

BIOGRAPHY
Josie Tipungwuti has worked extensively with textiles and fine art prints on paper since 2005, with her work illustrating her strong connections to her country, the Tiwi Islands, which are located 80km North of Darwin. Since 2006 she has been a member of Bima Wear — a Tiwi women’s artistic enterprise based in the Nguiu community on Bathurst Island in the Tiwi Islands. Since 1969 Bima Wear has been celebrating Tiwi people's distinct language and culture through the fabrication of unique, brilliant, bold and timeless textiles and designs.

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