Jilamara News

Johnathon World Peace Bush and Jilamara Crew Travel for Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks!

Johnathon Bush, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Jilamara Coordinator Will Heathcote travelled to Sydney for the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair this September. This was Johnathon’s first major showing with his new gallery THIS IS NO FANTASY and it was gr…

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Columbiere Tipungwuti featured in Art Collector!

Columbiere Tipungwuti featured in the 2022 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair edition of Art Collector! Get in quick this August at the art fair or Jilamara’s concurrent Hilton Double Tree Exhibition (Darwin Festival Program), to secure one of his few unique J…

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YOYI (dance), University of Melbourne

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 Island…

Opens: MAY 27th, 2022

Closes: JULY 16, 2022

Location: Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Dobbs Street, Southbank VIC

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Dino Wilson: kurluwukari, pwanga, marlipinyini (circles, dots, lines) at OUTSTATION

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 Din…

Opens: MAY 14, 2022

Closes: JUNE 4, 2022


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Four Jilamara Artists selected for National Works on Paper!

Congratulations to Michelle Woody Minnapinni, Columbiere Tipungwuti, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook for being selected as finalists in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper announced this month AUG 2022. Using locally…

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Johnathon World Peace Bush at the Melbourne Art Fair!

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 showcas…

Opens: 17 FEB, 2022

Closes: 20 FEB, 2022

Location: Melbourne Convention Centre

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MARS Gallery, Melbourne

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 ochre…

Opens: FEB, 2022

Closes: MARCH, 2022

Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor Melbourne

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Timothy Cook: Recipient of the National Arts and Disability Award

Congratulations Timothy for being awarded the Australia Council’s Arts and Disability Award from an Established Artist. This award acknowledges Timothy’s huge contribution to the national arts as a person who has worked for many years as part of Jilama…

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Dino Wilson Award of Excellence at the National Emerging Art Prize!

Congratulations to both Dino Wilson and Michelle Woody Minnapinni for being selected as finalists in the National Emerging Art Prize 2021 at Michael Reid Gallery in Sydney!   A special shout out to Dino for taking home the Award of Excellence! Ple…

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TIWI ARTISTS, Ochres on Paper Exhibition at Tarnanthi 2021

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 pw…

Opens: October, 2021

Closes: January 2022

Location: Art Gallery of South Australia

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Congratulations Pedro Wonaeamirri, WINNER at the NATSIA Awards!

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 P…

Opens: August 6, 2021

Closes: February, 2022

Location: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Congratulations Michelle Woody Minnapinni winner of the 2020 KWM Art Award and 2021 Finalist Exhibition!

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 t…

Opens: 6 July, 2021

Closes: 29 July, 2021

Location: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

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NATSIA Award 2021!

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! 

Opens: 6 August, 2021


Location: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Yirrinkirripwoja, Annual Tiwi Double Tree Exhibition

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.…

Opens: 10:30am Friday, 6th August, 2021

Closes: 11th August, 2021

Location: Reflection Room, Double Tree Hilton, Darwin Espanade

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Ngirramini, Yimunga, Murrakupupuni (Story, Tribe, Country)

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 (S…

Opens: 30 June, 2021

Closes: 11 July, 2021

Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181

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Timothy Cook, Michael Reid Berlin

Timothy Cook is having his first European solo exhibition with Michael Reid Berlin! He is excited to be showcasing a selection of new works for this public outcome. Stand tuned on social media to hear about this amazing programe… Ackerstraße 163, D-1…

Opens: 19 March, 2021

Closes: 1 May, 2021

Location: Ackerstraße 163, D-10115 Berlin, Germany

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Jilamara Buffalo Hunt Story on ICTV!

Jilamara Arts and Crafts recently produced a 2 great news stories in Tiwi language for ICTV. The stories show Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and a few other Jilamara members collecting stringybark and ironwood for carving as well as going on a Buffalo hu…

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Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri on Going Places with Ernie Dingo!

Senior Jilamara carver and artist Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri is featured on a recent episode of Ernie Dingo’s Going Places on SBS featuring the Tiwi Islands! The show presents him exhibiting his amazing skills at collectioning ironwood and ochres fro…

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Dino Wilson’s first major solo exhibition in Melbourne with Vivien Anderson Gallery, St Kilda. The exhibition showcases 11 major new works by Dino, who is fast establishing himself as an exciting young contemporary Tiwi painter. Please find the online…

Opens: 25 November, 2020

Closes: 19 December, 2020

Location: 284 – 290 ST KILDA ROAD, ST KILDA VICTORIA 3182

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TIWI Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Postponed by COVID but still going ahead the largest curated exhibition of Tiwi Art work in Australian history is set to be open to the public at NGV Australia. Curated by Judith Ryan and featuring a significant selection of Jilamara artists both past…

Opens: 13 November, 2020

Closes: 8 March, 2021

Location: NGV Australia, Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square, Melbourne

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2020 Double Tree Tiwi Exhibition

This year due to COVID 19 restrictions on interstate and international travel, The annual Tiwi exhibition at Double Tree Hilton on Darwin’s Espanade will more a more informal Pop-up style event for the local Darwin Community. Instead of the regular exh…

Opens: Thursday, 6 August, 2020

Closes: Sunday 9 August, 2020

Location: Reflection Room, Double Tree Hilton, 116 Darwin Espanade

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is Going Online!!

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair with be going fully online! Please check out this link to view amazing new works many remote art centre’s across Australia. Even during these challenging times this offers an excpiti…

Opens: 6 August, 2020

Closes: 10 August, 2020

Location: DAAF website plateform

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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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