1. Cornelia Tipuamantumirri uses the pwoja for her work, dipping the comb shaped carved ironwood into her ochre palette; shades of pinks and yellows to portray the reflections of her long life lived on the Tiwi Islands. Reflections also, of the skyes’ lights on the surface of the Arafura Sea.

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  2. Robert Puruntatameri has trained in many disciplines of pottery, taking after his renowned father, the late Eddie Puruntatameri. Robert Puruntatameri started working at Pirlangimpi Pottery at Munupi Arts & Crafts in September 1994. His work reflects influences from his fathers style and his mother, Maree’s work from Central Australia. Robert Puruntatameri exceptional creative talents are highly regarded by many admirers and collectors of ceramic art.

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  4. Edward (or Malati) was born to a Tiwi Mother and a Yolngu Father (from Yirrkala, in East Arnhem Land). He began his career as an artist with a short stint at Tiwi Design on Bathurst Island Soon after that he and his partner moved across the Aspley Strait to Melville Island and settled at Munupi Arts and Crafts in 2007. Malati quickly established himself as a talented carver of iron wood. His partner is another up and coming Munupi artist, Natalie Puantulura, who is also the grand daughter of renowned Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste.

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Tiwi Art

Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated…


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Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate Tiwi culture through both traditional and contemporary mediums.

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