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BORN 1958
REGION Tiwi Islands
SKIN GROUP Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
DANCE: Jarrikalani (Turtle)

Jacinta was born in Darwin but has lived in Milikapiti for many years. She is a long-standing employee at the local store and balances her time between work and painting as a member of Jilamara Arts and Craft Association.

In her spare time Jacinta enjoys painting on her veranda at home and the patterns she uses come from personal ideas based on her own jilamara (traditional Tiwi body paint design).

“The patterns I use come from my head, I don’t just have one type.” – Jacinta Lorenzo

Her work has been described by other Tiwi people as similar to old Tiwi patterns or jilamara (design). Jacinta feels that culture is very important particularly for the younger generations. She has 3 children who have given her 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Jacinta has been a member of Jilamara Arts for many years and has represented the organisation in group exhibitions since 1996.

2020 Yalininga Ngaripantingija Ngirramini, Aboriginal Signature Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2019 PUPUNI JILAMARA NGININGWULA, Doubletree by Hilton Darwin, NT
Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
turnuwa amintiya kirijipuni, Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA
2018 Jilamara and Munupi Arts group exhibition, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne, VIC
Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
Fecund: Fertile Worlds, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Nginingawula Awirankiniwaki, Double Tree Hilton, Darwin, NT
Fecund: Fertile Worlds, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre, Katherine, NT
Fecund: Fertile Worlds, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, NT
2017 Yirringinkiri Pwoja, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin, NT
Mamirnikiwi Jilamara, Short Street Gallery, Broome, NT
2016 Ngawila Jilamara, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin, NT
2015 Kuripapuranjuwi Ngini Ngawila Jilamara Kapi Ngawa Tiwi, Tiwi Show, Darwin, NT
Tiwi Mamirnikuwi Jilamara: Tiwi Women Painting, The Cross Art Projects, Sydney, NSW
2014 Jilamara kapi nginingawla ratuwati kapi nginingingila ratuwati (Jilamara from our island to your island), Art Mob, Hobart, TAS
2006 Jilamara Tiwi, Soma Galleries, Adelaide, SA
Jilamara works on paper, Sofitel Melbourne, VIC
2000 From Mythology to the Present, Wuerzburg, Germany
1998 The Old and the New, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
1997 Old Patterns, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
1996 Tiwi People from Melville Island, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Masterpieces from Milikapiti, Savode Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Tiwi People from Melville Island, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Artworks By Jacinta Lorenzo