Muma (Torres Strait Pigeon), 2017


  • 90cm x 60cm
  • 2017
  • Hard ground etching
  • Catalog No: 395-17-29/30

The Torres Strait Pigeon or Muma arrive in the Tiwi Islands in August and September, the late dry season and stay during the wet season until February or March.They love to eat the red fruit of the Jora or Carpentaria Palm.
Janice Murray is reknowned for her depictions of the vast array of birdlife that inhabit the Tiwi Islands. This original limited edition print was made as a result of Janice being awarded the 2017 APW Collie Print Trust Fellowship. As artist in residence in May 2017, Janice worked in collaboration with Senior Printers Martin King and Simon White at the Australian Print Workshop based in Melbourne, to produce a major body of works. A solo exhibition was exhibited at the APW from July – September 2017 titled Tokapuwi (Big Mob of Birds).