• Tiwi Tutini (Ed 3/30
  • Tiwi Tutini (Ed 3/30

Alexandrina Kantilla

Tiwi Tutini (Ed 3/30

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  • Artist: Alexandrina Kantilla
  • 40cm x 37cm
  • Multi Plate colour etching on 300gsm Hahnemuhle paper
  • Cat No 801-21
  • Art Centre: Ngaruwanajirri Inc. Bathhurt Island, Tiwi 

Alexandrina Kantilla is a 45yr old born on Wurrimiyanga, Bathust island. Her Dreaming is wild pig from her father's side and her mother's dreaming is Buffalo. Alexandrina's Country is Warnatuwu on Bathust island. Alexandrina works at Ngaruwanajirri Inc in Wurumyianga, and from time to time at Munupi Arts in Pirlangimpi when she comes to visit her family. 

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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