In the first exhibition of its kind, the National Gallery of Victoria presents TIWI, the world’s largest exhibition of Tiwi art ever staged.
TIWI celebrates the unique art and culture of the Tiwi people displaying almost 300 pieces from over 70 artists. The Tiwi people, the original inhabitants of Melville and Bathurst islands, are known for their extraordinary art and cultural practices that are influenced by their unique geography, language, customary ceremonies and storytelling. The exhibition embraces the striking displays of historical and contemporary Tiwi art by highlighting traditional printmaking, batik textiles, ceramics, ceremonial pieces and paintings. TIWI premiers a moving image work involving 25 Tiwi participants that brings to life the intimate connection between art and Tiwi language, song, dances and Country.
Coming soon to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square. Entry is free.
Pius Tipunguti, Tiwi born 1954. Timothy Cook, Tiwi born 1958. Kenny Brown, Tiwi born 1961. Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Tiwi born 1973. Pedro Wonaeamirri, Tiwi born 1974. Raelene Kerinauia Lampuwatu, Tiwi born 1962. Leon Puruntatameri, Tiwi born 1949.
Pukumani tutini 2002–09 (installation view) earth pigments on Ironwood (Erythrophleum chlorostachys) dimensions variable
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© The artists / Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia
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