Ngaruwanajirri was established in 1994 to support local Tiwi artists with disabilities and to provide employment for people at Nguiu on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory. Ngaruwanajirri is a Tiwi word that means ‘helping one another’. Tiwi artists have been producing distinctive carvings and paintings for centuries.
The Ngaruwanajirri artists today create works using local ochre and natural pigments on paper, canvas and carvings.
Works from the Ngaruwanajirri Arts Centre have been selected for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Award (Telstra Award) and have travelled in touring exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. Works from Ngaruwanajirri are held in public institutions and in many private collections across Australia.
This work, as part of Cooee’s Christmas show, A Love Magic Coo-ee Christmas and is available for sale from 3pm the 3rd December. If you are unable to make it to the opening, simply register your interest via email at email@example.com or call +61 2 9300 9200. If you would like to send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want, we will print this out, fold it in half and at 3pm we will begin to pull one list out at a time. We will endeavour to get you the work of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this.