Tarnanthi Exhibition

Emerging Tiwi artist Leon Russell (Cameron) Black brings a uniquely personal interpretation to his articulation of Tiwi cultural traditions. His boldly expressive paintings, in natural ochres applied with a brush or pwoja (traditional painting comb), tell of fishing, hunting and life on Country around his home at Pirlangimpi on Melville Island. Just as ripples in the water alert his keen fisherman’s eye to the catch he intends to spear, so swirls and flows of pigment in his work hint at meaning beneath the surface.


Leon Russell (Cameron) Black

Special events

Opening event
Sat 19 Oct, 6pm


No wheelchair access

Presenting partner
  • Tineriba Tribal Gallery