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Winga (Waves)

Maria Josette Orsto

unique state 5 colour screen print on hemp

120cm x 90cm x 6cm


Winga (Waves)

Winga is a term used to depict water bodies. The changing nature of water and its surface are represented by ‘Winga’ and in most cases Tiwi refer to the surface tension of water as ‘waves’ depending on the conditions of the wind. This theme is popular as a design for Tiwi people.




Tiwi Designs Aboriginal Corporation

Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is one of the longest established Indigenous art centres in Australia. However, the beginnings of Tiwi Design emerged in 1969 when two young men, Bede Tungatalum and Giovanni Tipungwuti began carving into wood blocks and printing onto textiles. These young men became known as the first Indigenous screen-printers in Australia and began a tradition that continues today at Tiwi Design.

‘Bima Figures’ Maria Josette Orsto 2020

More Artworks from Tiwi Designs Aboriginal Corporation

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