Kunwinjku artists from Injalak Arts and Tiwi artists from Munupi Arts are celebrated for their use of natural ochres to represent their distinctive cultural traditions. Injalak artists create breathtaking rock art throughout the Arnhem Land escarpment while Munupi artists create elaborate body and face painting. Separated by the Van Diemen Gulf, artists from both communities have used earth pigments from time immemorial.
The works from each art centre act as counterpoints to one another, reflecting the differences and similarities between these two artistic traditions. Earth Magic showcases the artists’ use of natural pigments in contemporary art, expressed with refreshing vibrancy, individual flair and aesthetic confidence.
Kunwinjku artists from Injalak Arts and Tiwi artists from Munupi Arts.
Graham Badari, Nicholas Bangarr, Christina Djorlom, Leonard Djorlom, Isaac Girrabul, Natalie Guymala, Simeon Manakgu, Gabriel Maralngurra, Maath Maralngurra, Roderick Maralngurra, Winston Naborlhborlh, Freddie Nadjamerrek (Nadjawulu), Ray Nadjamerrek, Isaiah Nagurrgurrba, Joey Nganjmirra & Titus Nganjmirra
Kunwinjku peoples, Northern Territory
Declan Apuatimi, Callistus Babui, Leon Russell (Cameron) Black, Donna Burak, Josephine Burak, Virginia Galarla, James Orsto, Alison Puruntatameri, Paulina Puruntatameri, Sheila Puruntatameri, Shirley Puruntatameri, Thecla Puruntatameri, Nina Tepomitari (Puruntatameri), Martin Tipungwuti (deceased), Simplicia Tipungwuti & Susan Wanji Wanji
Tiwi peoples, Northern Territory
- Tineriba Fine Arts
77 Main Street
Hahndorf SA 5245
- AIARTS Gallery
28 Neate Avenue
Belair SA 5052
- Tineriba Fine Arts:
Sat 16 Oct, 6–8pm
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Tineriba Fine Arts, AIARTS Gallery