An image of Bungle Bungle

Freddie Timms

(Australia circa 1946 – Feb 2017)

Community
Kununurra, Kimberley region
Language group
Gija, Kimberley region

Bungle Bungle

Location
Not on display
Further information

Freddie Timms was born at Ngarrmaliny and worked as a stockman on various East Kimberley cattle stations for most of his life. He helped paint the boards and danced for the Gurirr Gurirr ceremony devised by Rover Thomas. Subsequently when canvas and paints were supplied to some of the more senior artists, including his father-in-law George Mung Mung, Timms asked for painting materials and he has continued to paint ever since. His style conforms to the East Kimberley archetype originated by Rover Thomas but is recognisably his own with discrete areas of colour outlined in double rows of dots.

Place of origin
East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Cultural origin
Kununurra/Kimberley region
Year
2004
Media
Painting
Medium
natural pigments and binder on linen
Dimensions
130 x 130 cm
Signature & date

Signed u.r. verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "F TIMMS". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Ray Wilson 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
41.2014
Copyright
© Freddie Timms Estate. Licensed by Copyright Agency