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) - Stringybark Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Pakitiringa (rain)

298-22

$3,220

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Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra
148 x 26
Minga - Painting - Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra

Minga

517-07

$1,265

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

Pakitiringa (rain)

490-16

$3,550

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

Kulama

293r-14-4/10

$518

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

Pakitiringa (rain)

286-17

$138

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

Pakitiringa (rain)

125-15

$1,265

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Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra
76 x 56cm, natural ochres on paper