• 1. Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo)
  • 1. Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo)
  • 1. Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo)
  • 1. Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo)

Irene Henry and Harold Goodman

1. Karnamarr (Red Tailed Black Cockatoo)


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“One day Harold said to me he was going to carve cockatoos… he uses Wolly bark or Stringy Bark. He makes the crest different. The one from Tiwi, they make it small, a small crest. Our ones, he makes it more bigger, longer. When he was doing that carving he said, oh, I'm gonna make bigger crest, you know. Then he just went and done it.” ` Irene Henry

    • Cat No. IH-015-23
    • Acrylic on ironwood (Erythrophleum chlorostachys)
    • 87cm

This piece was carved by Harold Goodman and painted by Irene Henry. Irene and Harold are partners that live at the Kakadu Outstation of Kapalga. Irene’s family are from Tiwi islands, which are represented through her artistic narrative of painting. 

“My cousin brother used to make bird’s, Roy’s dad used to make the Jabiru bird. Then Harold got the idea of doing birds. Birds plays an important role in Tiwi ceremony... Harold has to look at the tree first to see if it’s strong enough [for carving], you can tell when that stringy bark peels off, then you can see if it’s right to cut it and do carving.” – Irene Henry

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