Project Description

Established in 1989 the Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association (JACA) is owned and governed by Tiwi artists from Milikapiti community on Melville Island. Jilamara artists are nationally and internationally renowned for their unique, traditional Tiwi style. They produce contemporary works based on ceremonial body painting designs, clan totems and Tiwi creation stories.

QG&W are incredibly honored to have signed an official agreement directly with the JACA which now permits the gallery to exhibit and sell the artists’ magnificent Tiwi works.

Artwork by Jilamara artists are held in major collections around the world including National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Commonwealth Institute (UK), Gantner Myer Collection (Aus), Wesfarmers Collection (Aus), Gordon & Marilyn Darling Collection (Aus), Levi-Kaplan Collection (USA), The British Museum (UK), Utrecht Aboriginal Art Museum (NL), Musée du quai Branly (Fr) and The Israel Museum (Il).

Artists’ consigned are; Barbara Puruntatameri, Chris Black, Colleen Freddy, Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra, Dino Wilson, Dymphna Kerinaiua, Geraldine PilakuiGerry MungatopiGlen Farmer Illortaminni Tjipomurrayl, Janice Murray PungautijiJason Palipuaminni StormyJimmy Mungatopi, Johnathon Bush, Kaye Brown, Kenny Brown, Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti, Michelle Woody, Nicholas Mario, Pamela Brooks, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri Jarman, Pauletta Kerinaiua (JNR), Pedro Wonaeamirri, Pius TipungwutiRachel Puruntatameri MericanRaelene Kerinauia Lampuwatu, Timothy Cook and Tina Patlas.

We extend a huge thank you to Jackie Hocking, JACA Manager (previously APW) for helping form this agreement which in turn now helps QG&W fulfil their goal of exhibiting the works of Australian printmakers.