Artist: Babetha Nawia
Size / Medium:Image: 60cm x 40cm Paper: 76cm x 56cm – Monoprint
Title: Kukiau Thupmul 2 of 4
Thupmul means albino stingray: this is KLY dialect in the Torres Strait. They appear during kuki season. When the thunder claps, they get frightened and swim up near shallow waters. Thupmul is our main food source during wet season they are known for their fat and taste.
Art Centre notes:
The artwork is a ‘pochoir’ print, or monoprint, printed on BFK Rives paper 100% cotton rag with strong archival properties.