Kulama. Timothy Cook.
Timothy Cook


Etching and aquatint

49 x 38.2 cm 

Numbered 13/50


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The Kulama Ceremony is performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring 

appears around the moon. Kulama is the traditional initiation time for young men, which 

coincides with the harvest of a certain species of wild yam. 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. (Jilamara Arts and Craft, August 2006) 

Timothy Cook was born on 18 September, 1958. His country is Goose Creek on Melville 

Island, and his first language is Tiwi. He has participated in many group exhibitions since 

1997, and has had several solo shows in Sydney. His work has been acquired by major 

public art galleries and musuems in Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, 

as well as by prominent private collectors such as the The Laverty Collection.


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