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Sculpture - Tiwi Sculpture

From the Collection of Ballarat Heritage Services PO Box 2209 Bakery Hill Post Office Victoria

Aboriginal sculpture from Tiwi Pima Art, Bathurst Island
Object Registration
angelo munkara, bathurst island, sculpture, aboriginal
Historical information
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.
When Made
Made By
Angelo Munkara (Artist)
Last updated
15 Sep 2019 at 8:22PM