This exhibition brings together prints and paintings by nine artists from Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Located to the north of Darwin in the Northern Territory at the juncture of the Arafura and Timor Seas, Bathurst and Melville Islands are home to the Tiwi people – the fiercely independent, culturally unique, traditional owners of the land. ‘Tiwi’ loosely translates as ‘one people’, and island culture is characterised by a shared belief in the need to keep Tiwi customs alive. The artworks in Being Tiwi highlight how contemporary ideas and visual forms connect to and express transformations in culture. Being Tiwi is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians.
Opening event Saturday 8 July, 5pm.