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SHERALEEN PURUNTATAMERI - Aboriginal Artist from Tiwi Islands, N.T

SHERALEEN PURUNTATAMERI - Artist from Tiwi Islands


Sheraleen Puruntatameri has been taught by her Tiwi mother to paint the Tiwi Islands stories of their homeland. The traditional Tiwi style is a mix of lines and dots. When using Ochre a comb is fashioned out of ironwood which then places many dots in a row.

The Tiwi islands are located 80km north of Darwin in the beautiful Arafura Sea. There are two islands, Bathurst and Melville, with a total land mass of 8320sq km. The islands are home to the Tiwi people who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and la