Columbiere Tipungwuti

Columbiere Tipungwuti

Columbiere is a personality on the Tiwi Islands who is hard to miss. Although coming to art making later in life, he is quickly establishing himself as a painter that draws on old stories and designs to create new and exciting work. He travels between the island communities regularly and everyone knows when he’s in…

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Freda Warlapinni Taracarijimo

Freda Warlapinni

Freda was born around 1928 in the bush on her own country Mirrikawuyanga on Melville Island.  Catholic Missionaries raised Freda after she was taken from her parents. She did not know her age and may even have been born later than 1923. She remembered being at Pirlangimpi on Melville Island during the Second World War and hiding…

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Linus Warlapinni

Linus Warlapinni

Linus Warlapinni was a much loved & respected artist of Jilamara Arts who passed away in 2016. Linus  worked with the Conservation Commission for many years in parks and wildlife.  On his retirement from the Commission he became a plant operator with the Tiwi Regional Council building roads and airstrips on Melville Island.  When he…

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