Muma (Torres Strait Pigeon) by Janice Pungautiji Murray
90 x 60cm, framed
The Torres Strait Pigeon or Muma arrive in the Tiwi Islands in August and September, the late dry season and stay during the wet season until February or March. They love to eat the red fruit of the Jora or Carpentaria Palm.
Janice Murray is renowned for her depictions of the vast array of birdlife that inhabit the Tiwi Islands. This original limited edition print was made as a result of Janice being awarded the 2017 APW Collie Print Trust Fellowship. As ar st in residence in May 2017, Janice worked in collaboration with Senior Printers Mar n King and Simon White at the Australian Print Workshop based in Melbourne, to produce a major body of works. A solo exhibition was exhibited at the APW from July - September 2017 titled Tokapuwi (Big Mob of Birds).
Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association is an indigenous owned art centre located in Milikapiti on Melville Island, which is one of the Tiwi Islands, 80 km to the north of Darwin. Artists at the centre have made a significant contribution to contemporary indigenous art in Australia since the association was established in 1989.
Please note: All artworks will be dispatched when the exhibition finishes on 17 June.