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Aboriginal sculpture from Tiwi Pima Art, Bathurst Island
Angelo MUNKARA (1958- )
Language Group - Tiwi
Munkara was active as an artist at Tiwi Design in the 1970s and 1980s, working as a painter, print maker and carver. He later worked at the Tiwi Shire council on Bathurst Island.
Tiwi Design started from a small room under Catholic Presbytery on Bathurst Island in 1968, with Bede Tungatalum and Giovanni Tipungwuti working with the school art teacher, Madeline Clear, to produce wood block prints. By 1969 Tiwi artists were transferring their designs onto silk screens, and textiles quickly became a major activity for Tiwi Designs artists. Angelo's design is hand screen printed at Tiwi Design, Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), on Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands). Tiwi Design aims to promote, preserve and enrich Tiwi culture – it supports over 100 artists to do painting, wood sculptures, textiles, ceramics, pandanus weaving and printmaking.