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

Ngiya jilamara I - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Ngiya jilamara I

304-16

$575

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

Jilamara

298-15

$690

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Brian Farmer Illortaminni
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
Jilamara - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Jilamara

592-06

$690

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Brian Farmer Illortaminni
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
Product - Painting - Brian Farmer Illortaminni

Product

67-15

$575

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

Jilamara

BF-8-20

$454

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

Owl (Tjurukukuni)

165-14-1/6

$403

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

Jilamara

420-13

$207

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

Kayimwagakimi jilamara

367-16

$1,150

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

Jilamara

139-16

$575

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

Jilamara

524-13

$1,150

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

Jilamara

367-17

$920

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Brian Farmer Illortaminni
80 x 80cm, natural ochre on canvas