Region | Tiwi Islands

Vivian Douglas Warlapinni

Vivian Warlapinni

Stand-in Director Vivian Douglas Warlapinni has been an Arts Worker at Tiwi Design for nearly four years. He has followed in the footsteps of his father, Vivian Kerinauia, who was one of Tiwi Design’s founders. (more…) Vivian Douglas Warlapinni Site

Bima Wear | Tiwi Islands

Bima Wear, Tiwi Islands

Bima Wear is a fabric printmaking and clothing business based at Wurrumiyanga (formerly Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands off the northern coast of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Twelve Tiwi women currently produce unique fabric prints and sewn garments in brilliant, bold, timeless designs. Fabrics feature traditional symbols, structures and family and environmental […]

Jilamara Arts and Crafts | Tiwi Islands

Jilamara Arts

Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association is an indigenous owned art centre located in Milikapiti, Melville Island, 100km north of Darwin. Artists at the centre have made a significant contribution to contemporary indigenous art in Australia since the association was established in 1989. The Tiwi word ‘Jilamara’, which roughly translates to ‘design’, refers to the intricate […]

Munupi Arts | Tiwi Islands

Munupi Art

Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate […]

Tiwi Art Network | Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Art

The Tiwi Art Network is an alliance between the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands: Munupi Arts & Crafts Tiwi Designs Jilamara Arts & Crafts The Tiwi Art Network is a not for profit Aboriginal Corporation. For every item of artwork sold, the bulk of the money is returned to the artist and the […]

Tiwi Designs | Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Designs

Tiwi Designs is located at Nguiu on the south eastern corner of Bathurst Island. Nguiu has a population of approximately 1500. Bathurst Island has a land area of 2,200 square kilometres and is 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. Nguiu has an airport with regular daily flights and a barge delivery […]

Francesca Puruntatameri

Francesca Puruntatameri

ANKAAA Stand in Director For the period of 2009/10 Francesca Purutatameri was the Chair of Munupi Arts, a role which she had to step down from due to ill health, however she continues to work at the Art Centre. (more…) Francesca Puruntatameri Site

John Pilakui

John Pilakui

ANKAAA Board Member John Pilakui was born in 1970, and lives on Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands. John became a member of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in 2006 and was then voted onto the Executive Committee as an Executive Officer in 2007. He became an ANKAAA Director in 2010. (more…) John Pilakui Site

Paulina Jedda Puruntatameri

Paulina Jedda Puruntatameri

ANKAAA Board Member Paulina Jedda Puruntatameri lives and works in the community of Pirlangimpi on the Tiwi Islands. She is a traditional owner of Yapilika on Melville Island. (more…) Paulina Jedda Puruntatameri Site

Brian Farmer

Brian Farmer

ANKAAA Board Member Brian has lived in central Australia where he completed a teacher’s course, and then became a Teacher’s Aide at the Milikapiti School in the 1980s. Brian painted for ceremony but not commercially until 2004 when he joined Jilamara Arts & Crafts. Brian has participated in several exhibitions, including All the Tiwi Mob at Short […]