Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Munupi
Dance: Jurrukukuni (Boobook Owl)
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“My father taught me everything about carving, how to use carving tools, what wood to use and what colours. He was the late great Murrunungumirri (Paddy Freddy)”

Patrick began painting with Jilamara when he left school at 17.  He said he always wanted to be an artist and his father Paddy a highly respected and renowned carver, taught him to carve.  Paddy taught young Patrick “to do this and to do that”.  He drew for him, taught him how to use the chisel and mallet properly and showed him the right wood to choose for carving and to make spears.  Paddy showed him how to make ochre colours for painting, how to make red and where to get it. 

Patrick is a loving Father of five children and a well respected senior artist at Jilamara. He is a mentor for younger artists learning traditional Tiwi carving.

His works are held in many collections Australia wide.

Artworks by Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

746-18

$380

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

27cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tjurukukuni (Owl) - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tjurukukuni (Owl)

745-18

$431

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

33cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

708-18

$1,495

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

112cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

672-18

$518

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

50cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

678-18

$748

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

60cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

671-18

$431

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

34cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

670-18

$339

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

23cm, natural ochres on ironwood
spear - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

spear

697-18

$345

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

77cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Waiai (Bima) and Purukuparli - Print - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Waiai (Bima) and Purukuparli

290r-14-1/10

$403

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

39.5 x 30cm (image), etching
Waiai (Bima) and Purukuparli - Print - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Waiai (Bima) and Purukuparli

290b-14-1/10

$403

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

39.5 x 30cm (image), hard ground etching
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

429-18

$1,093

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

93cm, natural ochres on ironwood
spear - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

spear

665-18

$161

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

40cm long, natural ochres on ironwood
Muputi (Fish) - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Muputi (Fish)

639-18

$518

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

17 x 49cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tokwampini, the bird.

366-18

$431

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

39 x 10cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tjurukukuni (Owl) - Ironwood Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Tjurukukuni (Owl)

396-18

$9,775

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

172 x 12 x 12cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Jilamara, Red - Textiles - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Jilamara

49-98

$0

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

2m, hand screen printed fabric
spear - Carving - Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

spear

191-18

$230

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

54.5 x 8.5cm, natural ochres on ironwood