Across the Top 2019

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Christine Daisy Puruntatameri Yikwani 2019
Ochre on canvas
500 x 400mm

Yikwani is the Tiwi name for fire. An important tool in past and present Tiwi culture, fire is still used for cooking and warmth, especially during the cooler Dry Season nights. It is also used for burning off overgrown vegetation following the heavy 'Wet Season' rains (which covers the period of late Spring through to early Autumn), regenerating and encouraging new growth and aiding in hunting trips.

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