Ali Mungatopi

Ali Mungatopi : Tiwi Bark Painter Ali Mungatopi was a well known Tiwi bark Painting artist. He is best known for his bark paintings of traditional skin designs.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if their Tiwi bark painting is by Ali...

Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi

Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi Harry Carpenter Wommatakimmi was a well known and prolific Tiwi Sculpture artist. He worked in Paru on Melville Island in the 1970’s and produced many great painted sculptures.     The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

Tiwi Carving

Tiwi Carving The vast majority of Aboriginal Sculpture comes from the Tiwi Islands. Tiwi carving can be very collectible. The Tiwi islands have had an ancient tradition of carving and painting burial posts called Tutuni. In the early 1960’s some of these skilled...

Mani Luki Wommatakimmi

Mani Luki Wommatakimmi Mani Luki was a well known and prolific Tiwi Sculpture artist. He worked in Paru on Melville Island in the 1970’s and produced many great painted sculptures.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if a Tiwi sculpture is by...

Cardo Kerinauia

Cardo Kerinauia Aboriginal Sculpture Cardo Kerinauia is probably the first Tiwi artist to make figurative sculpture. He carved figures representing Purukapali and Bima which are the Tiwi equal of Adam and Eve. The aim of this article is to assist readers in...

Enraeld Djulabiyana

Enraeld Djulabiyana Aboriginal Sculpture Enraeld Djulabiyana was possibly the most distinguished sculptors among the Tiwi people. He produced very powerful painted sculptures of Purukapali and Bima.   The aim of this article is to assist readers in identifying if...