Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Country: Wurankuwu
Dance: Jarrangini (Buffalo)
Dot Texture Short 2

“I saw ceremony funerals here at Milikapiti. My painting is coming from ceremony I saw here. 

I like to go bush, help get buffalo meat, cook with fire on coals – smokey!”

Conrad Tipungwuti has been painting and creating prints at Jilamara since the late 1990’s, he now lives with aged care on Bathurst Island.

He has matured as an artist and developed a practice which displays unique characteristics – his work is full of expression and has a freshness and energy. His work embodies the sheer enjoyment of the very act of painting. 

Conrad is a shy, traditional Tiwi man. He spends long periods outside at night, walking the community and the surrounding bush and shore. 

The over-riding themes of his work depicts the late wet season Pakitiringa and “Kulama” initiation ceremony, celebrated when the sacred yams are ripe.

As with all artists from Jilamara Art Centre Conrad paints with natural ochres which are collected from around the community.

Artworks by Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

490-16

$3,550

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

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

Kulama

190-21

$3,853

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

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

Kulama

293r-14-4/10

$460

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

39.5 x 30cm (image), etching
Pakitiringa (rain) - Etching Prints - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

277-17-6/20

$502

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

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

Kulama

NECT2-10-X/20

$366

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

24 x 35.5cm (image), Japanese woodblock
Pakitiringa (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

286-17

$138

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

90 x 70cm, natural ochres on canvas
Pakitiringa (rain) - Etching Prints - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

277-17-5/20

$552

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

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

Kulama

338-17

$2,283

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

60 x 180cm, natural ochres on linen
Pakitiringa (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

125-15

$1,265

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

76 x 56cm, natural ochres on paper
Pakitiringa II (rain) - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa II (rain)

224-17

$863

Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

80 x 30, natural ochre on canvas