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Jimmy Mungatopi

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Purumpanali
Dance: Yirrikapayi (Crocodile)
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‘My name is Jimmy Mungatopi. I work at Jilamara Arts in Milikapti on Melville Island. I’ve been coming to this art centre all my life. The old people said “join in – we want to pass this place on to you young people”. I was trying to figure out what to do with my life – how do I want to move on – I decided I would come to Jilamara to build a life for myself and my kids.’ 

Jimmy is known for his figurative paintings of the Tiwi creation story, similar to that of his Aunty Maryanne Mungatopi from his father’s side who he watched and learned from. He also paints his own distinct style of Jilamara with expansive areas of plain painterly ochre which depict the Tiwi landscape and environment.

He also watched and learned from his grandfather on his mother’s side Murrunungumirri (old Paddy Freddy).

Jimmy is an artsworker at Jilamara and an alumni of the ANKA 2014 Arts Worker Extension Program. He is recognised for his traditional dancing and singing.  

Artworks by Jimmy Mungatopi

Jilamara - Painting - Jimmy Mungatopi

Jilamara

702-18

$345

Jimmy Mungatopi

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on linen
spear - Ironwood Carving - Jimmy Mungatopi

spear

711-18

$173

Jimmy Mungatopi

78cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Purukapali, Wai-ai & Jinani - Print - Jimmy Mungatopi

Purukapali, Wai-ai & Jinani

289b-14-2/10

$403

Jimmy Mungatopi

39.5 x 30cm (image), etching
Purukapali, Wai-ai & Jinani - Print - Jimmy Mungatopi

Purukapali, Wai-ai & Jinani

289r-14-2/10

$403

Jimmy Mungatopi

39.5 x 30cm (image), etching
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Jimmy Mungatopi

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

358-18

$316

Jimmy Mungatopi

44 x 6cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Jimmy Mungatopi

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

379-18

$299

Jimmy Mungatopi

39 x 6cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Jimmy Mungatopi

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

385-18

$328

Jimmy Mungatopi

60 x 6cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Jimmy Mungatopi

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

45-18

$316

Jimmy Mungatopi

42 x 7 x 7 cm, natural ochre on ironwood
Jilamara - Painting - Jimmy Mungatopi

Jilamara

167-18

$368

Jimmy Mungatopi

85 x 56cm, natural ochres on canvas