Conrad Tipungwuti

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Dot Texture Short 2

Conrad Tipungwuti has been painting and creating limited edition prints at Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association since the late 1990’s. Alongside Timothy Cook, Conrad is part of the Ngawa Mantawi (all of us together) program at Jilamara – a program that supports artists with special needs to have successful careers in the arts while remaining close to family and Country.

Conrad grew up in the “old camp” at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) with his parents. While it no longer exists, the old camp is spoken about as a community of wulimawi (the old people) and Conrad was raised surrounded by strong culture and regular ceremonies. His Tiwi name is Kamilowra and this was given to him by the famous artist Cornelia Tipuamantumirri’s late husband Steven Tipuamantumirri. After his parents passed away, he moved to Nguiu and then Milikapiti to live with his aunt and uncle. They lived next door to Jilamara Arts and Conrad joined the art centre soon after.

Conrad paints using ochres or earth pigments sourced from around Milikapiti. The over-arching themes of his work depict the wet season Pakatiringa (rain) and the Kulama initiation ceremony. This is represented by large concentric circles that refer both to the yams prepared during the ceremony and large rings that appear around the moon in late wet season signifying the beginning of the Kulama season. 

Artworks by Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama

164-14-4/6

$403

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Conrad Tipungwuti
30 x 30cm (image), linocut
Pakataringa Jilamara - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Pakataringa Jilamara

276-17-18/20

$575

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Conrad Tipungwuti
59 x 22.5cm (image), Aquatint etching
Jilamara - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Jilamara

00-00-10/10

$575

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Conrad Tipungwuti
49 x 33cm (image), etching
Pakitiringa (rain) - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Pakitiringa (rain)

LC-CT-6-6

$230

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Conrad Tipungwuti
30 x 30cm image area, reduction linocut
Kulama - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama

CT1-20-2

$460

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Conrad Tipungwuti
25 x 20cm, etching
Pakitiringa (rain) - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Pakitiringa (rain)

277-17-17/20

$575

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Conrad Tipungwuti
59.5 x 22.5cm (image), etching with screenprint
Kulama - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama

650-12-3/5

$403

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Conrad Tipungwuti
30 x 30cm (image), linocut
Kulama - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama

555-22

$1,035

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Conrad Tipungwuti
76 x 56cm, locally sourced ochre on paper
Minga - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti

Minga

517-07

$1,265

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Conrad Tipungwuti
56 x 76 cm Natural Ochres on Paper
Pakitiringa (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti

Pakitiringa (rain)

490-16

$3,550

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Conrad Tipungwuti
180 x 60cm, natural ochres on linen
Kulama - Print - Conrad Tipungwuti

Kulama

293r-14-4/10

$518

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Conrad Tipungwuti
39.5 x 30cm (image), etching
Pakitiringa (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti

Pakitiringa (rain)

125-15

$1,265

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Conrad Tipungwuti
76 x 56cm, natural ochres on paper