REGION: TIWI ISLANDS
AGENCY: Tiwi Design
SKIN GROUP: ARRINKUNGALA (STONE)
DANCE: KIRILIMA (JUNGLE FOWL)
Immaculata began painting as a young girl (13years) along side her father, Stanislaus Puruntatameri while he was carving. She also carved with her father but does not do so much carving now because it hurts her arms. Immaculata produced stunning carvings of Bima, Purakapali and tokapinni (birds) at Tiwi Design before joining Jilamara Arts and Crafts in 2003. While she worked at Tiwi Design Immaculata made traditional tungas and pukumani poles.
In 2006 Immaculate returned to Tiwi Design. She is for a carving exhibition at Raft Gallery in Darwin on 21st April 2006.
Immaculata paints with brushes and ochres to create traditional body painting designs on canvas. She also uses a traditional wooden comb to make her body painting designs. This comb belonged to her father Stanislaus Purantatmeri.
Since returning to Tiwi design Immaculata has begun to teach the women about traditional Tiwi carving that she learnt from her father Stanislaus Puruntatameri.