Jilamara News


This years exhibition, Pupuni Jilamara Nginingwula (our beautiful paintings), brings together several generations of Tiwi Artists and celebrates the diversity of Tiwi art.

Opens: August 9th, 2019

Closes: 15th August, 2019

Location: Double Tree Hilton, 116 Esplanade, Darwin

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Muranga - Painting - Dino Wilson

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2019

Opens: 9th August, 2019

Closes: 11th August, 2019

Location: Darwin Convention Centre, NT

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NORTH: Tiwi Strong Women Collection

The Tiwi Strong Women’s Collection is a collaboration between non-profit enterprise NORTH & Jilamara, Munupi & Ngaruwanajirri Art Centres. Jilamara artists Dymphna Kerinauia, Kaye Brown, Michelle Woody’s screen printed designs feature in this c…

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KULAMA / Timothy Cook

Timothy Cook – Solo Exhibition Kulama ceremony was performed not long after the death of Purukapali, in parlingarri (long time ago) when all birds and animals were still human and women. The Kulama ceremony is still practiced today, to initiate men int…

Opens: May 1st, 2019

Closes: June 1st, 2019

Location: Vivienne Anderson Gallery, St Kilda, VIC

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Turnuwa Amintiya Kirijipuni : Black & White

An exhibition of black and white Tiwi carvings & paintings in Broome, WA.

Opens: 5th April, 2019

Closes: 22nd April, 2019

Location: Short Street Gallery, Broome

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Rising Stars – Outstation Gallery Group Show

We’re thrilled announce Dino Wilson &  Barbara Puruntatameri will be exhibiting in Outstation gallery’s 2019 Rising Stars Show. The annual group exhibition features up and coming artists from art centres across the APY, central desert & top end…

Opens: 9th Feburary, 2019

Closes: 2nd March, 2019

Location: Outstation Gallery, Parap, Darwin

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Jilamara Group Photo

Jilamara are recruiting a new Manager & Arts Coordinator!

Located 100 kms north of Darwin in the picturesque seaside community of Milikapiti on Melville Island, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association is an indigenous owned, non-profit arts organisation surrounded by beautiful beaches and bushland. Jilamara is a…

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Kaye, Dino and Tim selected for KWM ATSI Art Prize

Congratulations to Kaye Brown, Dino Wilson and Timothy Cook! KWM announced 32 finalists from around Australia.Their works have been selected for the King & Wood Mallesons Award Contemporary ATSI Art Prize. The exhibition will be displayed from 5- 2…

Opens: Wednesday 5 September

Closes: Thursday 27 September

Location: Parliament's Fountain Court, Sydney

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Nginingawula Awirankiniwaki

An annual group exhibition at Double Tree Hilton Darwin. Featuring artwork from three Melville Island Art Centres; Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Munupi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Association and Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated

Opens: Friday 10th August, 2018

Closes: Thursday 16th August, 2018

Location: Double Tree Hilton, 116 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018

The annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is an opportunity for meeting artists from art centres around the country and purchasing artwork directly from art centres.

Opens: Friday 10th August

Closes: Sunday 12th August

Location: Darwin Convention Centre, 10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800

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Backroads on Iview

Check out Backroads on ABC iview to learn more about the Tiwi Islands and see a snippet of Jilamara! “Reported with warm-hearted curiosity by triple J newsreader Brooke Boney, this episode of the ABC’s ongoing exploration of Australia’s remote or littl…

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Kaye Brown Nominated 2018 NATSIAA Awards!

This year, a very special piece Kaye Brown’s artwork has been selected as a finalist in the NATSIAA awards!

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Pedro Addresses the Vatican in Rome

The Australia Catalogue in the Vatican Museums was launched in Rome on May 28th & Pedro attended as a representative of Jilamara.

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Jilamara Screen Printing is Back!

The Jilamara screen printing workshop is back in action after 2 VERY productive weeks of creativity, thanks to Timothy Growcott & funding assistance from the ABA.

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TIMOTHY COOK – Yingarti Japara (All the Moons)

Timothy Cook’s solo show Yingarti Japara (All the Moons) at Aboriginal Pacific Art, Sydney.

Opens: 7th June, 2018

Closes: 30th June, 2018

Location: Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney

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Tiwi Art feature: Together We Fly

We were SO excited to see Jilamara artists & Tiwi mob from across the Island featured in Air North’s Together We Fly April/May issue.

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One Island One Side – Brussels

Jilamara and Munupi artists will exhibit together this May at Aboriginal Signature Gallerie, Brussels!

Opens: 9th May, 2018

Closes: June 2nd, 2018

Location: Aboriginal Signature Gallerie, Brussels

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Tiwi Footy Grand Final Sale

The famous Tiwi Islands Grand Final & Annual Art Sale is back again on Sunday 18th March!

Opens: Sunday, March 25 at 9am

Closes: Sunday, March 25 at 6pm

Location: Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island

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