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Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Country: Munupi
Dance: Kirrilima (Jungle fowl)
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Mary Magdalene was born on Bathurst Island and grew up in the Mission at Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu).

She carved and painted Pukumani poles for ceremonies.  Mary began painting at Jilamara in 2002, painting tungas, bark paintings, works on paper and canvas.  

Mary Magdalene is the mother of Jilamara carvers John Tipungwuti and Pius Tipungwuti, and aunt-mother to painter Brian Tipungwuti.  

Her first inclusion in exhibition was the 19th NATSIAA at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, in August 2002.

Her paintings are loose, free abstract works which relate to body painting and pukumani ceremony designs.  

Mary’s work is held in collections across Australia, including; Artbank, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), King Edward Memorial Hospital, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University & WesFarmers.

Artworks by Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Jilamara - Print - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Jilamara

MMT-12-2

$633

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

76 x 56cm, etching
Jilamara - Painting - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Jilamara

144-09

$1,725

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

90 x 70cm, natural ochres on linen
Jilamara - Painting - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Jilamara

247-08

$690

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

80 x 30cm. natural ochres on canvas
Pumpuni Jilamara - Painting - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Pumpuni Jilamara

379-08

$690

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

Jilamara

072-06

$920

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

82 x 81cm, natural ochres on linen
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

parlini jilamara (old design)

34-10

$690

Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas