Pius Tipungwuti

Skin: Arinkuwula (Stone)
Country: Wurankuwu
Dance: Jarrangini (Buffalo)
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Pius is a strong Culture man and leader in Jilamara’s Murrungumirri men’s carving shed. He was an early influence in the development of Jilamara Arts & Crafts in the late 80’s, and held the position of President at the Art Centre.

One of his Tutuni poles stands proudly in the communities collection in the Muluwurri Museum, representing the important role he has played in the history of the Art Centre. 

Over the years, Pius’ skills as a carver have been celebrated in major group exhibitions.

As a community leader, Pius has also held the chair of the Milikapiti Council on multiple occasions. He currently holds a position on the Board of the Tiwi Regional Council.

Pius’ mother Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti is a senior Jilamara artist, and his younger brother John Martin Tipungwuti is also a respected carver.

John Martin and Pius are the nephews of the highly acclaimed Tiwi carver Declan Apuatimi, their father Dermot Tipungwuti’s half-brother.

Artworks by Pius Tipungwuti

Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

Tokwampini, the bird.

709-18

$380

Pius Tipungwuti

44cm, natuarl ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

Tokwampini, the bird.

698-18

$431

Pius Tipungwuti

47cm, natural ochres on ironwood
spear - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

spear

689-18

$2,875

Pius Tipungwuti

80cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

Tokwampini, the bird.

674-18

$345

Pius Tipungwuti

38cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Jilamara - Painting - Pius Tipungwuti

Jilamara

54-18

$431

Pius Tipungwuti

45 x 45cm, natural ochres on canvas
Tokwampini, the bird. - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

Tokwampini, the bird.

439-18

$403

Pius Tipungwuti

52 cm, natural ochres on ironwood
parlini jilamara (old design) - Painting - Pius Tipungwuti

parlini jilamara (old design)

23-17

$431

Pius Tipungwuti

45 x 45cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Pius Tipungwuti

Jilamara

262-16

$575

Pius Tipungwuti

60 x 60cm, natural ochres on canvas
Jilamara - Painting - Pius Tipungwuti

Jilamara

31-18

$431

Pius Tipungwuti

45 x 45cm, natural ochres on canvas
Tutini (Pukumani Pole) - Ironwood Carving - Pius Tipungwuti

Tutini (Pukumani Pole)

123-18

$6,210

Pius Tipungwuti

180 x 12 x 12cm, natural ochres on ironwood