Tag Archives: Tiwi

Tiwi Design, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, NT

The second week of our tour through indigenous art communities began with a visit to the Tiwi Islands. We were met at the airport in Darwin by Niru Perera of the Tiwi Art Network, who was to be our guide … Continue reading

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The Queen of Jilamara

When I started doing some reading on Tiwi art and culture back at the beginning of this year, I wasn’t thinking about the major retrospective of Kitty Kantilla’s work that was due to open at the Ian Potter Centre of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) … Continue reading

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Exploring Tiwi Art

Like much else in Tiwi culture that I discussed in the previous post, the art of the Tiwi displays a marked difference from that of the mainland. Although clans or country may have certain designs associated with them in the realm … Continue reading

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March Books: Approaching Tiwi Culture

Towards the end of each month I try to put together a short essay about books that I’ve read recently. Sometimes they are books that are newly published. At other times, I’ve taken something down from my bookshelves that I … Continue reading

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