Kulama by Timothy Cook - 2021 | Michael Reid Gallery

Timothy Cook
Kulama, 2021

natural ochres on linen
150 x 200cm

A $21,000

Catalogue No: 516-19
Location: Sydney

2020 Wynne Prize Finalist at AGNSW

Provenance:
Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association

The Kulama Ceremony is performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is a traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders of both sexes sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man’s name.

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