Michelle Woody

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Pupatuwu
Dance: Kapala (Sailing Boat)
Dot Texture Short 2

Michelle is currently the President of Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association. She is also Jilamara’s part-time gallery assistant, mother to three daughters and board member of ANKA (the peak body for Art Centres in the top end).

Michelle moved from Pirlangimpi to Milikapiti in the 1980’s. She attended high school at St John’s in Darwin and Slade in Brisbane. She has worked in counselling support for Indigenous Health, Relationships Australia, the Red Cross and Menzies Health before joining Jilamara. 

She started painting at Jilamara with her partner Nicholas Mario in 2012, whilst raising three young girls.   

Michelle paints on canvas and paper and has made limited edition prints.

Her works are based on the stories of Japarra the moon man and Japalinga the stars, bush food and hunting. She is slowly developing her own Jilamara designs to share these stories in new ways. She likes to paint Tiwi bush medicine and winga (the sea) surrounding Milikapiti.

Artworks by Michelle Woody

Jilamara - Stringybark Painting - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

220-16

$518

Michelle Woody

108 x 21cm, natural ochres on bark
Winga - Painting - Michelle Woody

Winga

695-18

$1,150

Michelle Woody

120 x 90cm, natural ochres on linen
Parmijini - Print - Michelle Woody

Parmijini

413d-13

$173

Michelle Woody

30 x 30cm, linocut hand coloured with ochres
Parmijini - Print - Michelle Woody

Parmijini

413e-13

$173

Michelle Woody

30 x 30cm, linocut hand coloured with ochres
Kwarikwaringa - Butterfly - Print - Michelle Woody

Kwarikwaringa – Butterfly

CDU-MWD2-1

$345

Michelle Woody

76 x 56cm, linocut hand coloured with ochres
Wantaringuwi (Sun) - Print - Michelle Woody

Wantaringuwi (Sun)

599-18-1/10

$322

Michelle Woody

30 x 20cm (image), 56 x 38cm (paper), screenprint
Jilamara - Painting - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

480-18

$184

Michelle Woody

29 x 23cm, natural ochres on board
Jilamara - Painting - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

130-15

$288

Michelle Woody

45 x 45cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

162-15

$1,093

Michelle Woody

150 x 75 cm, ochre on canvas
Japarra kangi winga - Painting - Michelle Woody

Japarra kangi winga

131-17

$460

Michelle Woody

80 x 30cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

48-17

$460

Michelle Woody

80 x 30cm, natural ochre on canvas
Minga - Painting - Michelle Woody

Minga

388-18

$184

Michelle Woody

28 x 22cm, natural ochres on board
Jilamara - Textiles - Michelle Woody

Jilamara

38-98

$0

Michelle Woody

2m, hand screen printed fabric
Yirrikipayi (Crocodile) - Painting - Michelle Woody

Yirrikipayi (Crocodile)

4-18

$1,725

Michelle Woody

150 x 120cm, natural ochres on canvas
winga wama - Painting - Michelle Woody

winga wama

137-18

$1,380

Michelle Woody

120 x 90cm, natural ochres on canvas