Kathleen Puruntatameri

Kathleen Puruntatameri

Kathleen is Jilamara’s youngest artsworker. She is the daughter of renowned Tiwi Carver Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri. Kathleen completed her schooling at Tiwi College and then worked in different community organisations in Milikapiti before joining Jilamara. Kathleen is a gallery assistant in Jilamara’s Kutuwulumi Gallery (named after the late Kitty Kantilla) and is also training as…

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Mary Elizabeth Moreen

Mary Elizabeth Moreen

Mary was born in the bush between Mudlow and Purumpunali beach on Melville Island. Alie and Polly Miller were her parents. Alie Miller was a strong culture man who was the leader for ceremonies in the area. When Mary was 5 or 7 years old she was taken to the mission on Bathurst Island. She returned…

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Angelina Moreen

Angelina Moreen

I was born and grew up in Milikapiti.  When I finished school I worked at the local clinic as a health care assistant. I stopped working to raise my five children. Once they grew up I started working at the TITEB. I make lino prints on textile and sew. I recently designed a screenprinted textile at…

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Raylene Miller

Raylene Miller

I grew up in Milikapiti. I went to Kormilda College in Darwin and then moved back. I worked at the Milikapiti Primary School as a teachers assistant before I had my first child Mikey. At the same time I started painting at Jilamara. When I had my second child Markesia I stopped work for a…

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Samuel Scrubby

Samuel Scrubby

Samuel grew up in the Bagot community in Darwin. After high school he moved to Milikapiti.  He started painting at Jilamara in 2017. Samuel learns from watching the old people paint, such as his Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Moreen. He paints what he eats such as the seafood and bush tucker from the Tiwi Islands. He…

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Maryanne Mungatopi

Maryanne Mungatopi

Maryanne Mungatopi was a much-loved and respected member of Jilamara Arts & Crafts and the Milikapiti community. Maryanne exhibited in group exhibitions with Jilamara between 1995 – 2002 and was known for her Tutuni poles and paintings of Purukapali, Way-ai and Jinani (from the Tiwi Creation story). Her major commissions include; a Pukumani pole to…

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Marie Claire Puruntatameri

Marie Claire Puruntatmeri

Marie Claire better known as Emma is one of Jilamara’s youngest artists who has lived in Milikapiti most of her life. She has a young daughter named Joan.  Emma has painted at jilamara since late 2017.  She paints the Tiwi wildlife and Jilamara design. She particularly likes painting with the kayimwagakimi, the traditional painting comb…

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Barbara Puruntatameri

Barbara Puruntatameri

Barbara was born in Darwin, grew up in Pirlangimpi and now lives in Milikapiti. She has raised five children whilst taking part in creative activities in the local community development program with Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board. These activities included screen printing, relief printing, painting and sewing. During a short stay at Pirlangimpi, Barbara…

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Gerry Mungatopi

Gerry Mungatopi

  Gerry Mungatopi is a traditional owner for Muluwurrapi, the country on which Milikapiti sits. He grew up in the community here with his father’s family but is also tied to a strong family on Bathurst Island through his mother’s side. He attended the local Milikapiti Primary School and completed his education at Kormilda College…

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Jocelyn Black

Jocelyn Black

Jocelyn is a strong Tiwi artist who has been exhibited in many Jilamara group shows across Australia and internationally since 1995. In 1995, at the beginning of her career, Jocelyn was nominated for the prestigious NATSIAA (Telstra) Award.   Her work is currently held by the Fremantle City Council Collection (WA) and the National Gallery of Australia…

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