Artist / DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI


DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Banapa

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Pwoja Jilamara

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Banapa

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Banapa

DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Banapa

Delores Tipuamantumirri is the only child of the respected elders Cornelia and Steven Tipuamantumirri. She lives in Pirlamgimpi, Melville Island. Delores has a stepbrother, adopted by her parents after he was brought to the Tiwi Islands during the Stolen Generation of the 1960’s from Peppimenarti.

Her late father was a ceremony singer, and the first Tiwi man to joined the Tiwi Land Council. Of her artist mother, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, whom she speaks with great respect as a good teacher of traditional Tiwi culture. It was through Cornelia that she acquired weaving, dancing and hunting skills. Now, Delores is passing on these skills to her three children and nine grandchildren.

Prior to joining Munupi Art in 2008, she worked at the Women’s centre and Aged Care in Pirlangimpi. She uses the traditional Tiwi comb for her painting, applying natural ochre tones to linen, creating a moving ripple effect suggesting a thrown fishing net.



Delores Tipuamantumirri is the only child of the respected elders Cornelia and Steven Tipuamantumirri. She lives in Pirlamgimpi, Melville Island. Delores has a stepbrother, adopted by her parents after he was brought to the Tiwi Islands during the Stolen Generation of the 1960’s from Peppimenarti.

Her late father was a ceremony singer, and the first Tiwi man to joined the Tiwi Land Council. Of her artist mother, Cornelia Tipuamantumirri, whom she speaks with great respect as a good teacher of traditional Tiwi culture. It was through Cornelia that she acquired weaving, dancing and hunting skills. Now, Delores is passing on these skills to her three children and nine grandchildren.

Prior to joining Munupi Art in 2008, she worked at the Women’s centre and Aged Care in Pirlangimpi. She uses the traditional Tiwi comb for her painting, applying natural ochre tones to linen, creating a moving ripple effect suggesting a thrown fishing net.



Exhibitions that DELORES TIPUAMANTUMIRRI has exhibited at

Banapa – Nets of the Tiwi Islands

A Collection of Fine Munupi Indigenous Art


Kiripapuranjuwi (Skilful Hands)

A Collection of Munupi Indigenous Art



At ReDot Fine Art Gallery, we acknowledge all the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands of the artists we represent, both past, present, and emerging. We have profound respect for all Indigenous people, and we strive through a thoughtful and culturally sensitive curation process of their artwork to represent their “Tjurkupa” to our global audience.

We prioritise authentic representation and ensure that the artists' voices and perspectives remain at the forefront of our platform’s objective.

By fostering collaborative partnerships and engaging with community art centres directly, we aim to create a safe and inclusive space that celebrates and preserves Indigenous cultural heritage and its artistic legacy.

At ReDot Fine Art Gallery, we acknowledge all the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands of the artists we represent, both past, present, and emerging. We have profound respect for all Indigenous people, and we strive through a thoughtful and culturally sensitive curation process of their artwork to represent their “Tjurkupa” to our global audience.

We prioritise authentic representation and ensure that the artists' voices and perspectives remain at the forefront of our platform’s objective.

By fostering collaborative partnerships and engaging with community art centres directly, we aim to create a safe and inclusive space that celebrates and preserves Indigenous cultural heritage and its artistic legacy.