Artist | CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Artist | CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI of Munupi Artists. The title is Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves). [16-512] (Ochre on Linen)

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves)

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI of Munupi Artists. The title is Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves). [16-196] (Ochre on Linen)

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves)

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI of Munupi Artists. The title is Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves). [MU12COR141] (Ochre on Linen)

CORNELIA TIPUAMANTUMIRRI

Winga (Tidal Movement/Waves)

Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born adjacent to the present day barge landing at Pirlangimipi, around 1930. When she was a young woman she would assist young weavers to acquire skill and knowledge in this art form. She would also teach the young ones traditional Tiwi dance.

Cornelia Tipuamantumirri married Steven Tipuamantamirri as a young lady and has one child, a daughter, Dolores Tipuamantamirri. Cornelia also helped raise a young boy from Peppimenarti, Harry Wilson, who was part of the Stolen Generation sent to Pirlangimpi and later married the well-known Pepperminati artist Regina Wilson.

Cornelia uses the kayimwagakimi for her work, dipping the comb shaped carved ironwood into her ochre palette; shades of pinks and yellows to portray the reflections of her long life lived on the Tiwi Islands. Reflections also, of the skies’ lights on the surface of the Arafura Sea.



Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born adjacent to the present day barge landing at Pirlangimipi, around 1930. When she was a young woman she would assist young weavers to acquire skill and knowledge in this art form. She would also teach the young ones traditional Tiwi dance.

Cornelia Tipuamantumirri married Steven Tipuamantamirri as a young lady and has one child, a daughter, Dolores Tipuamantamirri. Cornelia also helped raise a young boy from Peppimenarti, Harry Wilson, who was part of the Stolen Generation sent to Pirlangimpi and later married the well-known Pepperminati artist Regina Wilson.

Cornelia uses the kayimwagakimi for her work, dipping the comb shaped carved ironwood into her ochre palette; shades of pinks and yellows to portray the reflections of her long life lived on the Tiwi Islands. Reflections also, of the skies’ lights on the surface of the Arafura Sea.



Kiripapuranjuwi (Skilful Hands)

A Collection of Munupi Indigenous Art