• Hand-painted bird carving
  • Hand-painted bird carving
  • Hand-painted bird carving

Romeo Ullungura

Hand-painted bird carving

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Hand carved wood carving with hand painted ochre by Barry Kantilla at Ngaruwananjirri Inc art centre on Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands.

  • Height: 19cm
  • Cat No 753-22

Barry Kantilla is an artist with Ngaruwanajirri Inc, a gallery set up in the Keeping House in Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island. 

Ngaruwanajirri Incorporated is an arts centre at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Ngaruwanajirri, which means ‘helping one another’ in Tiwi, was established in 1994. It was originally set up for disabled Tiwi residents but now includes all artists, with the original artists working with traditional wood carvers. Art created includes natural ochre paintings on paper and canvas, batik on silk, lino prints on paper and fabric and ironwood carvings. Many paintings and carvings from Ngaruwanajirri, including tutini poles for Pukumani ceremonies, have been exhibited in Darwin, interstate and overseas. Works reside in private collections and art galleries both nationally and internationally. 

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