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Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Pickataramoor
Dance: Marntipani (Seagull)
Dot Texture Short 2

Born in Milikapiti on Melville Island Brian went to school in Darwin & thereafter lived in central Australia, completing a teacher’s course in the 1980s. On his return to Milikapiti he became a teachers assistant at the local school.

In 1981 he participated in the Kulama ceremony held in Milikapiti. This important Tiwi ceremony is unfortunately rarely practiced any longer. 

Brian painted for ceremony but not commercially until 2004 when he joined Jilamara. Brian say’s about his work “Sometimes there is a story that I follow to keep the memories alive. Like a journey of growing up going through all the stages to manhood – initiations.”

He plays an important role in Tiwi culture, transferring information within the arts. He is a Director on the ANKAA Board.

Artworks by Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Owl (Tjurukukuni) - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Owl (Tjurukukuni)

166a-14

$569

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

61 x 30.5cm (image), linocut handcoloured with ochre
Pupa - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Pupa

292b-14-1/10

$403

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

39.5 x 30cm (image), hard ground etching
Pupa - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Pupa

292r-14-1/10

$403

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

39.5 x 30cm (image), hard ground etching
Jilamara - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

LC-BF-5-10

$173

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

30 x 30cm, reduction linocut
Jilamara - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

BF-8-20

$454

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

49 x 33cm (image), etching
Owl (Tjurukukuni) - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Owl (Tjurukukuni)

165-14-1/6

$403

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

61 x 30.5cm (image) linocut
Jilamara - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

419-13-2/5

$173

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

45 x 30cm, linocut
Jilamara - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

420-13

$207

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

45 x 30cm, linocut hand coloured with ochre
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Kayimwagakimi jilamara

367-16

$920

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

90 x 90cm,natural ochre on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

53-18

$403

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Owl (Tjurukukuni) - Print - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Owl (Tjurukukuni)

166d-14

$569

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

61 x 30.5cm (image), linocut hand coloured with ochres
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

325-15

$690

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

56 x 76cm, natural ochres on paper
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

52-18

$403

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

80x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

139-16

$759

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

60 x 60cm, natural ochres on canvas
Product - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Product

9-15

$920

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

90 x 70 cm, Natural Ochres on Linen/Canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

390-14

$1,811

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

180 x 60 cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

420-14

$2,070

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

120 x 60 cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

524-13

$1,116

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

90 x 90 cm,natural ochre on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

367-17

$1,012

Brian Farmer Illortaminni

80 x 80cm, natural ochre on canvas