TIM COOK 

TIMOTHY COOK: THE APPROACH  
 
Kulama represents Cook’s living memories of the harvest and initiation ritual for young men and women attended by hundreds.
 
Fierce defenders of their island, the Tiwi possess an arresting and fluid sense of design that incorporates past and present applications. Timothy Cook began painting in the mid- 1990s and has developed an unequivocally Tiwi aesthetic – by definition, one that yields to an individual sense of innovation and touch while holding fast to origins.
 
Under the guidance of old Tiwi visual traditions Cook brings a singular intensity to his Kulama paintings, which refer obliquely to the late wet season yam ceremony. No longer performed with regularity, kulama represents Cook’s living memories of the harvest and initiation ritual for young men and women attended by hundreds.

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Kulama

Kulama

Kulama  
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TIMOTHY COOK 
Kulama, 2008
natural ochres on linen
dimensions 150 x 120 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney

TIMOTHY COOK 
Kulama, 2008
natural ochres on linen
dimensions 150 x 120 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
photography: Richard Glover
Courtesy of the artist and Jilamara Arts & Craft Association, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
TIMOTHY COOK 
Kulama, 2008
natural ochres on linen
dimensions 90 x 70 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
photography: Richard Glover
Courtesy of the artist and Jilamara Arts & Craft Association, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
TIMOTHY COOK 
Kulama, 2007
natural ochres on paper
dimensions 76 x 56 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
photography: Richard Glover
Courtesy of the artist and Jilamara Arts & Craft Association, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia

 

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