Timothy Cook, Kulama, 2018. Earth pigments on linen, 200 x 200cm. Courtesy: the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.
Kulama presents 18 new paintings on canvas and bark depicting artist Timothy Cook’s principal focus, the Kulama ceremony. Kulama is the circle; this universal symbol of inclusion, with no beginning or end. The circle is Cook’s centre – his self, his family, his community, his ancestors, his place, his home. It represents the continuous cycle of life, death and resurrection; the self, the unconscious self, the subconscious self; The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost. The mythic immensity of Timothy’s work is reminiscent of the grandiose ease of Rover Thomas, born out of their deeply held spiritual actuality.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Wednesday 1 May 2019