The exhibition features a new collaborative four channel video work YOYI, alongside a selection of contemporary ochre works on stringybark and tunga (Tiwi folded bark baskets) recently produced at Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association on the Tiwi Islands. Place, performance and the body are central to Tiwi art-making. YOYI, draws on these performative foundations, using the…Read More
Dino Wilson’s new solo exhibition is opening at Outstation Gallery in Parap. After years of not being able to visit his own exhibitions due to COVID-19 Dino is thrilled to be able to be at the opening of the show in Darwin this May. Congratulations Dino!Read More
Congratulations Johnathon World Peace Bush for being selected to represent Jilamara Arts at the Melbourne Art Fair through the Indigenous Art Centre Program. Johnathon was chosen to occupy one of five subsidised booth at the exclusive event and showcase a suite of his new work! With great critical and public acclaim, Johnathon’s work sold out…Read More
MARS presents new work by three artists from Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association a remote Indigenous art centre in Milikapiti, Tiwi Islands. Three Tiwi artists, Chris Black, Columbiere Tipungwuti and Michelle Woody Minnapinni utilise traditional ochres in their own unique style to explore aspects of their culture and country. Chris Kojak Black is establishing himself as a Tiwi artist with…Read More
Creative talents from three of the art centres on the Tiwi Islands – Munupi, Jilamara and Ngaruwanajirri – are united in this room, which includes 145 works by 65 artists. Tiwi ochre – white, yellow and red – is carried across paper using brushes or pwoja, the ironwood combs that, through a rocking motion, press colour…Read More
Congratulations Pedro Wonaeamirri for being awarded the Multimedia category Award at the 2021 Telstra NATSIA Awards!! After being a finalist seven times everyone at Jilamara is so happy you have recieved this award for such a beautiful work. Although Pedro’s live performance set for the opening celebrations was cancelled due to COVID-19, Pedro performed for…Read More
Jilamara rising superstar Michelle Woody Minnapinni was announced as the winner of the King & Wood Malleson Contemporary First Nations Art Award late in 2020. Due to COVID restrictions on travel the physical finalist exhibition has been postponed to July 2021. Michelle and Jilamara have had to cancel travel to this event due to recent…Read More
Congratulations to five Jilamara Artists for being selected for this year’s National Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards!
Pedro Wonaeamirri, Kaye Brown, Dino Wilson, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Timothy Cook are thrilled to be in the finalist exhibition this year at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. They will feature across the categories of General Painting, Carving, Bark and Multimedia.
At this stage we will be at the award announcement on the evening of the 6th August in Darwin!Read More
Each year, Tiwi artists from Melville Island Art Centres come together to exhibit new work in an annual exhibition at Double Tree Hilton, Darwin. This exhibition coincides with Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2021, making it a perfect time to visit Darwin. This years exhibition, “Yirrinkirripwoja”, brings together several generations of Tiwi Artists celebrating the diversity of…Read More
Ngirramini, Yimunga, Murrakupupuni (Story, Tribe, Country) Chris Black Timothy Cook Michelle Woody Minnapinni Gerry Mungatopi Janice Murray Columbiere Tipungwuti Pius Tipungwuti Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri Ngirramini, Yimunga, Murrakupupuni (Story, Tribe, Country) brings together the work of six of the Tiwi islands most dynamic emerging and senior artists in an exhibition of new work at MARS Gallery,…Read More