2023 Works from Ngaruwanajirri Past and Present

19 July - 12 August 2023

Presented by Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery in association with Ngaruwanajirri Inc., Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, NT

Bathurst Island and Melville Islands are known as the Tiwi Islands and are located about 60 kilometres north of Darwin. Wurrumiyanga (formerly known as Nguiu) is situated on Bathurst Island, the smaller of the two islands, and is the main township with a population of approximately 1,500 people. This makes it the largest township on Bathurst Island.

All the Indigenous artists working at Ngaruwanajirri are Tiwi and the word ‘ngaruwanajirri’ is Tiwi for ‘helping one another’. 

Their work has been included in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and features in many private and public collections, including the Batchelor Institute, Parliament House in Canberra, Artbank, Charles Darwin University Collection and the Lam Collection University of San Antonio Texas USA.