Kiripapuranjuwi (Skilful Hands) is the daring first step into the Asian contemporary art scene and will be a refreshing look at the usage of natural ochres combined with synthetic acrylic paints to represent motifs and designs sacred to the Tiwi Islanders, who have traditionally painted their bodies for ceremonies using natural earth pigments for centuries. This tradition of mark making is the foundation for this modern Tiwi art as ceremonies continue to play a pivotal role in Tiwi culture.
Be mesmerised by the detailed and powerful dotted oeuvres of mother-daughter doyennes Cornelia and Delores, carrying this remarkable community forward into the next stage of its development, alongside other significant works by 13 female artists of varied ages and artistic prowess – each in their own way commanding respect and attention for their commitment in transferring cultural knowledge to the outside world.
Opening Reception: Wed 8 Feb 2017 at 6:30pm
Venue: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, Unit #01-08, Singapore 179369
When: 8 Feb - 4 Mar 2017,