John Patrick Kelantumama<br />
Jinani 2001<br />
earthenware<br />
© JP Kelantumama and Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation


Contemporary Tiwi Ceramics

Free entry


Ground Level

2 May 02 – 30 Jun 02

The touring exhibition Yikwani: Contemporary Tiwi Ceramics presents recent sculptural ceramics by artists from Bathurst and Melville Islands, NT. This unique and exciting exhibition includes 16 ceramic sculptures produced by prominent and emerging artists who are associated with the pottery studio at Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation on Bathurst Island. The sculptures are inspired by Tiwi spirituality and past and present Tiwi traditions. The exhibition also includes approximately 50 narrative style photographs showing aspects of everyday life on the Islands.

Yikwani: Contemporary Tiwi Ceramics is a collaborative project involving the NGV, Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation and National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria, tour managers.

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
The project has been supported by the Regional Arts Fund, a Commonwealth Government initiative delivered in partnership with the Northern Territory Government