STORY - Papajua and Morton
Artist: Josette Papujua
During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of "Yoi", dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.
Artist: Julieanne Morton
Julieanne has painted plants from her country that are used for traditional bush medicine. Artists from Ampilatwatja usually paint landscape and it's content rather than dreaming stories. Their country is connected to their dreaming stories, and is culturally and practically vital to their lives.