Timmy Timms

1916 - 2000 untitled 2000
  • ochre on linen
122 cm x 135 cm

One of the most important keepers of Aboriginal law and culture among the Gija people, Timmy Timms came to painting very late in life, in the year 2000. He died having only created a handful of dramatic canvases that stand as a remarkable testament to his deep knowledge of and feeling for his culture and his country. In his art, as in his life, Timms’s primary goal was to pass on to the younger generation his extensive knowledge of the Ngarrangkarni, ceremonies and history of his country. He was also an accomplished singer and dancer of several important forms of joonba (song and dance performances.)

Source: Warmun Art Centre and Art Gallery of New South Wales

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