• 8. Pwonga
  • 8. Pwonga
  • 8. Pwonga

Donna Burak

8. Pwonga

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 This painting tells a story about Pwonga the spider woman who gave us the designs of the web lines. When Tiwi look for water they look for the spider webs which tell us there is water near.


  • Ochre on Canvas, stretched
  • 120cm x 80cm
  • Cat 22-272

Donna Burack (1972) completed school in 1989.  She participated in 2 printmaking workshops in Canberra at this time.  In 1992 she travelled to Paris to represent Munupi at the opening of the Alliance Francaise Exhibition at the Australian Embassy.  She has been a prolific member of Munupi Arts Centre, influencing many other artists from a young age.  She is proud of her culture and her community, sitting on the local Council Committee and the Munupi Arts and Crafts Committee.

Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Island's north-western coastline at Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. In 1990 the Yikikini Women’s Centre and Pirlangimpi Pottery were incorporated under the name Munupi Arts and Crafts Association giving local artists an opportunity to proudly celebrate Tiwi culture through both traditional and contemporary mediums.
For 25 years Munupi Arts has been a vital meeting place for the Tiwi people of the Pirlangimpi community for employment, cultural pride and well being.
Munupi Art is wholly indigenous owned and governed. 
Generated income supports the artist's families and therefore the whole Tiwi community. 

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