Pedro Wonaeamirri

(Australia 22 Jul 1974 – )

Milikapiti, North region, Melville Island, North region
Language group
Tiwi, North region

(Yellow, white and red ochre)

Not on display
Further information

These pigments are a gift from artist Pedro Wonaeamirri. Pedro opened the Tiwi exhibition Pumpuni Jilamara, was a guest lecturer and took part in several children's workshops during NAIDOC Week 2002. He brought the pigments from Melville Island specifically for the workshops and decided to gift it to the Art Gallery's collection as a counterpoint to the brushes, ochres and comb collected by Dr Stuart Scougall in the late 1950s.

In a similar manner to the Scougall gift, Wonaeamirri's pigments were used in the creation of the set of tutini (grave posts) acquired by the AGNSW in 1999.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002

Place of origin
Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Cultural origin
Milikapiti Community Melville Island
collected circa 1999
natural organic pigments
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Gift of Pedro Wonaeamirri 2002
Accession number
© Pedro Wonaeamirri, courtesy Jilamara Arts. Licensed by Copyright Agency