Kitty Kantilla

Kitty Kantilla
Jilamara 1997
earth pigments on canvas
112.0 x 100.5 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mobil Oil Australia Limited, Fellow, 1998
© Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwulumi Purawarrumpatu)/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwulumi Purawarrumpatu) (Tiwi c. 1928–2003) produced an exceptional body of work from the 1970s until her last days in 2003. The NGV has a major holding of Kantilla’s works across all media that has been built up through close liaison with Jilamara Arts & Craft Association from 1991 onwards. In February 2001, after a year of 1995 negotiation, Una Rey manager of Jilamara invited the NGV to publish a book on Kitty Kantilla and to stage the retrospective exhibition.


27 Apr 200719 Aug 2007 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square