Janice Murray Pungautiji | Artist Profile

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Janice Murray lives at Milikapiti, Melville Island and has been an exhibiting member of Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association since 1995. In this time she has become widely regarded not just for her paintings, but for her prints, which she has been making since early print workshops were held at the centre & her sculptures that are installed in Darwin & Sydney. Janice’s considered, harmonious compositions are a combination of her own creative imagination and personal aesthetic, along with the inspiration of her traditional country. Janice has a personal style which comes from within. It’s like body painting, bark painting, designs on pukumani poles and for face, traditional but contemporary application to new mediums. Tiwi birds area common subject for the artist and reflect the totemic significance and abundance of bird life on the islands.
Janice’s traditional country on the island is Tinganu, an area to the far East of the community. During ceremony her totem dance is ‘Jarrangini’(Turtle). Janice uses Turtiyanginari (ochres) exclusively for her painting. The ochres are collected from around the community and Janice grinds and mixes the pigments herself.

2017 Tokapuwi (Big Mob of Birds), Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

2017 Mamirnikiwi Jilamara, Short Street Gallery, Broome
2017 Ngini Parlingarri Amintiya Ningani, Nomad Art Gallery, Darwin
2017 Yirringinkiri Pwoja, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin
2016 Ngawila Jilamara, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin
2015 Tiwi Mamirnikuwi Jilamara: Tiwi Women Painting - The Cross Art Projects, Sydney
2014 TAN exhibition Dawrin
2014 Telstra Award Exhibition, Darwin
2013 Nga-wuja arungwapi- We are going forward, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin
2013 "We Are Tiwi" Harvey Art Projects, Ketchum, Idaho, USA
2012 Parlini amintiya Awirankini - Old and New- Tiwi Art Network, Darwin
2012 Ngingingawula jilamara kapi purunguparri - our design on bark - Outstation Gallery, Darwin
2011 Here &/or There: At from Northern Australia- Jogjakarta Indonesia
2011 Awirankini Jilamara - Short Street Gallery, Broome
2011 nginimuwila kurrujipini - Our Colour - Tiwi Art Network, Darwin
2011 Home & Away - Limited edition prints from APW, Australian Embassy, Washington DC
2011 Yingarti Jilamara, Marianne Newman Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2010 Mayo Festival, Ascot, England
2010 About Place, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne Victoria
2010 Nginimuwila JIlamara - Our Design, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2010 Tiwi Shima, Nothern Editions Gallery CDU, Darwin
2010 Kumunupunari - Season of Smoke, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin
2009 Wulikija Jilamara, Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT
2009 Mukumuwu, To Be Together, Tiwi Art Network Darwin
2009 Urban Art Project, Darwin City Waterfront instillation of aluminium sculptures- Darwin NT
2008 Yimwarlini, Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT
2008 Gatherings, 24 HR Art, Darwin, NT
2008 Jilamara - New Paintings and Carvings, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007 Red, Yellow, Black, White, Raft Artspace, Darwin NT
2007 Tales of the Avians, Nomad Art in the Darwin Botanic Gardens, NT
2006 Ngawila jilamara: our design, Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 Jilamara Tiwi, Soma Galleries, Adelaide, South Australia
2006 JIlamara : new etchings from Melville Island, Northern Editions, Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2006 Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island, Northern Editions, Darwin, NT
2006 Yirrajirrima murrakupuni ngawurraningimarri, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2006 Nginingaji ngawula kurrupuranji JIlamara, RAFT Artspace, Darwin NT
2006 Awirankini Jilamara, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
2005 Yirrarra - Kulama amintiya Pukumani, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne Victoria
2005 Living Tiwi: Tiwi Awunta Yimpanguwi, Galerie Dad, Mantes-La-Jolie, France
2004 Living Tiwi: Tiwi Awunta Yimpanguwi, Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Hamburg, Germany in association with Jilamara Arts and Crafts
2004 Nginingawula Tangarima (Our Country), Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2004 Place made: Australian Print Workshop, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
2003 Kuturkuni Amintiya Tapulunni, RAFT Artspace, Darwin, NT
2003 Moon, one icon, many stories, Short Street Gallery and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney NSW
2002-03 People in a Landscape, Australian Print Workshop touring exhibition, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey
2001 The 16th Asian International Art Exhibition Guangdong Museum of Art, China
2001 Jilamara - New Work Redback Art Gallery NSW
2001 Island Images Australian Print Workshop Melbourne, Victoria
2001 Islands in the Sun Austrlaian National Gallery Canberra ACT
2000 Jilamara, Jilamara Framed Galery Darwin NT
2000 Mountford Bark Collection Etchings, Australian Print Workshop , Melbourne, Victoria
2000 From Mythology to the Present, Wuerzburg, Germany
2000 People in a Landspace Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria
2000 This Earth for Us, Commonwealth Institute, London
1999 The Work of the Tiwi, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
1998 The Old and the New, Gallery Gondwana Alice Springs, NT
1997 Small Designs- Jewellery and Paintings Savode Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
1997 Mamirnikuwi - Mob of Women, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy, Victoria
1997 Old Tiwi, Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1997 First Person Plural, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of Art Institute of Chicage , America
1997 Old Designs, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
1997 Ochre and Ink, Indigenart Gallery, Perth , WA
1996 Journey of the Birds, Raintree Fina Art Galleries, Dawin, NT
1996 Etchings & Lino blocks from Melville Island, Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy, Victoria
1996 Masterpieces from Milikapiti, Savode Gallery, Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland
1996 Tiwi People form Melville Island, Amina Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1995 Jilamara Kapi Yurruka Manimpurrua, Designsn on Long Canvas and Pukumani Poles, Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2016 Finalist, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Works on Paper Award, Vic
2011 Finalist - TOGART Art Award, Darwin
2009 26th NATSIAA - MAGNT Darwin, NT
2006 Peter Bailie Art Award, Flinders University Museum, Adelaide, SA
2004 29th Annual Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
1995 12th NATSIAA, MAGNT Darwin, NT

2017 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Fellowship

Crown Casino, Melbourne, Victoria
Australian Print Workshop, Corporate Christmas Gift
Dutch Embassy, Etching Suite
Toga Property Group Waterfront Project, Darwin, NT
Toga Property Group Smith Street Mall Project, Darwin, NT
Urban Art Projects, Toronga Park Zoo sculpture installation, Sydney, NSW

Bennett,J. 'Ngingingawala Jilamara kapi purunguparri (OurBarkPaintings), Gallery Monthly Magazine of the National Gallery Society of Victoria, September 1992
Bennett,J 'Narrative and decoration in Tiwi painting: Tiwi representations of the Purukuparli Story,' Art Bulletin of Victoria 33,39-47. 1993
The Body Tiwi Aboriginal Art from Melville and Bathurst Islands, exhib. cat.,The University Gallery, University of Tasmania at Launceston 1993
Art of the Tiwi from the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, catalogue, NGV Melbourne 1994
People in a Landscape (catalogue) Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
Islands in the Sun-Prints by Indigenous Artists of Australia and the Australasian Region Roger Butler & Brian Robinson (Eds) ANG/Thames and Hudson 2001
Roger Butler & Anne Virgo, Place made: Australian Print Workshop, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2004
Living Tiwi: Tiwi Awuta Yimpangui, Jilamara Arts and Crafts, 2004
Gatherings: A celebration of Indigenous Design, art and craft: Object Magazine #572007
Tiwi Shima, Jilamara Arts & Craft catalogue, 2010 Here &/or There: Art from Northern Australia. Jogja Gallery catalogue 2011

Artworks of Janice Murray Pungautiji

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