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NGARUKURUWALA KAPI MURRUKUPUNI - WE SING TO THE LAND

16 November - 9 December 2023

NGARUKURUWALA KAPI MURRUKUPUNI - WE SING TO THE LAND

16 November - 9 December 2023

Cooee Art Leven

16 November - 9 December 2023

Opening: Thursday 16 November, 6-8pm


Munupi Arts & Crafts Association is located along Melville Islands North-Western coastline at Pirlangimpi (also known as Garden Point). It is the most recently formed art centre on the Tiwi Islands. The Munupi artists, inspired by their natural lush environment and the Tiwi creation stories, are renowned for their striking approaches to colour and design. Frequently referred to as “Jilamara” (design), their artworks are created using traditional earth ochres, mixed to create a wide range of colours.


“Our paintings are like our songs to country, just like when we go to country we call out and sing to our ancestor”. Carol Puruntatameri ( in discussion with Guy Allain)


“Ngarukuruwala Kapi Murrukupuni, means ‘we sing to the land’. We do this to invite our ancestral elders to watch over us, and to thank them for the bush food and other traditional plants and materials that we gather and hunt for, including the ochre and bark. When we go to country, we enact Ngarikuruwala Kapi Murrukupuni so that our ancestors know that we are coming, inviting them to guide and protect us. As we leave country, we sing out to the ancestors to thank them and to let them know of our gratitude and knowledge of their presence and wisdom. Our practice of Ngarikuruwala Kapi Murrakupuni is not only transported in the materials gathered to create our bark paintings—it is also intertwined into our images and designs. This is reflected in the stories and meanings that we convey in and through our creative expressions.’’  Paulina Puruntatameri and Carol Puruntatameri ( in discussion with Dashielle Allain)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - PWOJA JILAMARA

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - PWOJA JILAMARA

price

AU$23,500.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

Sold

AU$8,200.00

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI PURRUKUPALI

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI PURRUKUPALI

Sold

AU$6,800.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$5,800.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$5,800.00

KARINA (PENNY) COOMBES - JITAKA (SWORDFISH)

KARINA (PENNY) COOMBES - JITAKA (SWORDFISH)

price

AU$5,000.00

FRANCESCA PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

FRANCESCA PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$3,300.00

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI AND PURRUKUPALI

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI AND PURRUKUPALI

Sold

AU$3,300.00

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$3,000.00

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - PARLINI JILAMARA

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - PARLINI JILAMARA

price

AU$2,100.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

Sold

AU$2,000.00

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

price

AU$1,800.00

JACQUELINE PURUNTATAMERI - PWOJA JILAMARA

JACQUELINE PURUNTATAMERI - PWOJA JILAMARA

price

AU$1,700.00

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$1,300.00

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - BANAPA

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - BANAPA

price

AU$11,000.00

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

price

AU$7,800.00

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

price

AU$6,700.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$5,800.00

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - PWONGA

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI - PWONGA

price

AU$5,500.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$5,000.00

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

price

AU$3,300.00

ARTHUR JOHN COWELL - JIYIMPIRRIYANGA

ARTHUR JOHN COWELL - JIYIMPIRRIYANGA

price

AU$3,200.00

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$2,600.00

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

CHRISTINE DAISY PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

price

AU$2,100.00

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

SHIRLEY PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$1,900.00

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

price

AU$1,800.00

VIRGINIA GALARLA - PUPUNI JILAMARA

VIRGINIA GALARLA - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$1,400.00

VIRGINIA GALARLA - MINGA 1

VIRGINIA GALARLA - MINGA 1

Sold

AU$900.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

Sold

AU$8,200.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$7,500.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - PWONGA

price

AU$5,800.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$5,800.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVE)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVE)

price

AU$5,500.00

JOSEPHINE BURAK - MILIMIKA

JOSEPHINE BURAK - MILIMIKA

price

AU$5,000.00

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI AND PURRUKAPALI

CAROL PURUNTATAMERI - YIPALI AND PURRUKAPALI

price

AU$3,300.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$3,000.00

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

ALISON (JOJO) PURUNTATAMERI - WINGA (TIDAL MOVEMENT/WAVES)

price

AU$2,500.00

JACQUELINE PURUNTATAMERI - PARLINI JILAMARA

JACQUELINE PURUNTATAMERI - PARLINI JILAMARA

price

AU$2,000.00

FRANCESCA PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

FRANCESCA PURUNTATAMERI - PUPUNI JILAMARA

price

AU$1,800.00

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

VIRGINIA GALARLA - TAPALINGA (STARS)

price

AU$1,800.00

PATRICK PURUNTATAMERI - TUMARRARINGINI (WILDFLOWER)

PATRICK PURUNTATAMERI - TUMARRARINGINI (WILDFLOWER)

price

AU$1,300.00

PATRICK PURUNTATAMERI - TUMARRARINGINI (WILDFLOWER)

PATRICK PURUNTATAMERI - TUMARRARINGINI (WILDFLOWER)

price

AU$650.00

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