Tiwi people, Northern Territory
Creative talents from three of the art centres on the Tiwi Islands – Munupi, Jilamara and Ngaruwanajirri – are united in this room, which includes 145 works by 65 artists. Tiwi ochre – white, yellow and red – is carried across paper using brushes or pwoja, the ironwood combs that, through a rocking motion, press colour across a surface. White ochre is collected from the cliff lines along the coast, yellow is found inland, while orange and red pigments are made by heating the yellow pigment. The heavy paper is comparable in size to the human torso onto which ceremonial designs, or jilamara, are painted. The energy created by this mass hang approximates the energy of Tiwi people singing and dancing, known as Yoi.
Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association
Agatina Black, Carol Black, Christopher Black, Neil Black, Kaye Brown, Kenny Brown, Johnathon World Peace Bush, Michelle Pauline Maxwell Bush, Raymond Bush, Ian Cook, Timothy Cook, Brian Farmer Illortaminni, Nancy Marie Kerinauia, Pauletta Kerinauia, Raelene Lampuwatu Kerinauia, Jacinta Lorenzo, Mary Elizabeth Moreen, Jimmy Mungatopi, Nicola Miller Mungatopi, Janice Punguatiji Murray, Tina Patlas, Barbara Puruntatameri, Colleen Freddy Puruntatameri, Delilah Freddy Puruntatameri, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Columbiere Tipungwuti, Conrad Kamilowra Tipungwuti, Dino Wilson, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Michelle Pulatuwayu Woody Minnapinni
Leon Russell (Cameron) Black, Donna Burak, Josephine Burak, Theresa Burak, Virginia Galarla, Alexandrina Kantilla, Trudy Nicky Marabik, Irene Mungatopi, Reppie Anne Papajua (Orsto), Alberta Puruntatameri, Alison Puruntatameri, Carol Puruntatameri, Christine Daisy Puruntatameri, Francesca Puruntatameri, Jacqueline Puruntatameri, Lucinda Puruntatameri, Natasha Puruntatameri, Sandra Puruntatameri, Shirley Puruntatameri, Thecla Bernadette Puruntatameri, Miriam Stassi, Lidwina (Nina) Tepomitari, Anna Tipiloura, Diane Tipungwuti, Margaret Tipungwuti, Simplicia Tipungwuti, Susan Wanji Wanji
Ken Wayne Kantilla, Lorna Kantilla, Lillian Kerinaiua, Estelle Munkanome, Alfonso Puautjimi, Jane Margaret Tipuamantumirri, John Martin Tipuamantumirri