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Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

OTHER NAMES Jarman
BORN 1973
REGION Tiwi Islands
COUNTRY Munupi
LANGUAGE Tiwi
SKIN GROUP Miyatini (Pandanus)
DANCE Jurrukukini (Owl)

“My father taught me everything about carving, how to use carving tools, what wood to use and what colours. He was the late great Murrunungumirri (Paddy Freddy)” – Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri

Patrick began painting with Jilamara Arts and Craft when he left school at 17. He has been part of the organisation as it has developed into a prominent arts organisation since the late 1980s. He said he always wanted to be an artist, learning from his father Paddy Freddy Puruntatameri, a highly respected and renowned carver.

Paddy taught young Patrick “to do this and to do that”. He drew for him, taught him how to use the chisel and mallet properly as well as showing him the right wood to use for carving and to make spears. Paddy showed him the right colours for painting, how to make red and where to get it.

Patrick is a loving father of five children and a well-respected senior artist at Jilamara – he is well known for skillfull carvings of his totem the jurrukukuni (owl). He manages the Jilmara carving workshop, which is named after his father and is a mentor for younger artists learning traditional Tiwi carving and jilamara (body paint design)

His works are held in many major collections Australia wide including the National Gal-lery of Australia (Canberra), the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne) and the Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane). He has had great success throughout his long ca-reer including major group and solo exhibitions. Most recently Patrick has been commis-sioned to make tutini poles for Paralika tutini Jilamara (2019) – a major group exhibition of Tiwi tutini at the Art Gallery of South Australia and NIRIN: the 22nd Biennale of Sydney at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2020).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 kurrujupuni, arrikininga, yarringa, tunuwuni kapi katukuni (white, yellow, red, black on ironwood), Pedro Wonaeamirri & Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, NIRIN: 22nd Sydney Bi-ennale, MCA, Sydney
2014 Nini Parlanari: Amintiya Ningani – Old Ways: New Perspectives – Pedro
Wonaeamirri & Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 New carvings by Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 TIWI, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Yalininga Ngaripantingija Ngirramini, Aboriginal Signature Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Twine and Twine Again, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts, Katerine NT
Jilamara: circles, dots, lines, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2019 Parlika Tutini Jilamara, Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia, SA
PUPUNI JILAMARA NGININGWULA (Our Beautiful Paintings), Doubletree by Hilton
Darwin, NT
Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
Jilamara, Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff, VIC
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
Nginingawula Awirankini Waki (Our New Work), Jilamara and Munupi Group exhibition, Double Tree Hilton, Darwin
Salon des Refusés, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT
Tanz Im Mondenschein, AboriginalArt Austellung, Art Karlsruhe, Freiburg and Schorndorf, Germany
Palaneri – Aboriginal Art Der Tiwi, Art Kelch, Freiburg, Germany
2017 Ngini Parlingarri Amintiya Ningani, in conjunction with Print Council of Australia, Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Tarnanthi Art Fair, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
Yirringinkiri Pwoja, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin, NT
2016 Ngawila Jilamara, Hilton Double Tree, Darwin, NT
2014 Jilamara kapi nginingawla ratuwati kapi nginingingila ratuwati (Jilamara from our island to your island), Art Mob, Hobart, TAS
2013 Moving forward together, TAN show, Darwin, NT
We are Tiwi, Sun Valley Idaho, USA
2012-13 Poles provided for Timothy Cook exhibitions
TAN show, Darwin, NT
2011 Yingarti Jilamara, Marianne Newman Gallery, Sydney, NSW
nginimuwila kurrujipini – Our colour, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2010 Kumunupunari – Season of Smoke, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2009 Jilamara Kangi, Colour on Paper, Tunbridge Gallery, Margaret River, WA
2009-11 Managerie, Object Gallery Touring Exhibition
Mukumuwu, To Be Together, Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2008 Important Aboriginal Art, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Yimwarlini Raft Artspace, Darwin, NT
2007 Ngarramukuriyi jilamara kartakuni, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
De Overkant/Downunder, Den Haag Sculptuur 2007, The Hague, Holland
Aboriginal Objects and Bush Toys, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 Jilamara Carvers, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Carve, Culural Festival, 2006 Commonwealth Games, Museum of Victoria
Jilamara Tiwi, Soma Galleries, Adelaide, SA
Ratuwati amintiya ratuwati: Island to Island, Art Mob, Hobart, TAS
2005 Yirrarra – Kulama amintiya Pukumani, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Découvrir, rêver, investor…l’Art aborigène d’Australie, Australian Embassy, Paris
A Family Affair, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2004 Milikapiti Turtiyanginari: Milikapiti Ochre, RAFT Artspace, Darwin, NT
2003 Black and White, Colour, Moreland City Council Gallery in conjunction with
Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Let’s Keep Our Art Strong: Recent works from the Jilamara Artists, RAFT Artspace, Darwin, NT
2002 Kuturkuni Amintiya Tapulunni, RAFT Artspace, Darwin
2001 Jilamara, Jilamara, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2000 This Earth for Us, Commonwealth Institute, London, UK
1999 International Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, VIC
All About Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Tiwi on Wood, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
New Paintings from Milikapiti, Redback Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Art of the Tiwi, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
From Mythology to the Present, Wuerzburg, Germany
1998 International Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, VIC
Jilamara, Mossenson Gallery, Subiaco, WA
The Old and the New, Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs, NT
1997 Old Patterns, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
Old Tiwi, Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Kartukuni Amintiya Jurra (Ironwood and Paper), Hogarth Gallery, Paddington NSW
1996 Tiwi People from Melville Island, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Masterpieces from Milikapiti, Savode Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Etchings & Lino blocks from Melville Island, Australian Print Workshop,

Melbourne, VIC
Tiwi People from Melville Island, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1995 Jilamara Kapi Yurruka Manimpurrua, (Designs on Long Canvas and Pukumani Poles). Alcaston House Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1993 Nginingawula Tiwi Jilamara, All our Tiwi designs, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
The Body Tiwi Aboriginal Art from Melville and Bathurst Islands, The University Gallery, University of Tasmania, LAuncestion, TAS
1992 Ngingingawula Jilamara Kapi Purunguparri (Our Designs on Bark), National
Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

AWARDS
2006 The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Victoria
2004 NATSIAA, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1996 National Aboriginal Heritage Award. Parliament House Canberra ACT
1993 10th NATSIAA, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

COMMISSIONS
2013 Turtle carving private commission
2011 Sydney Greek Festival – Owl carvings

COLLECTIONS

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Poles commissioned for Timothy Cook to paint

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
NIRIN, catalogue publication, Biennale of Sydney, 2020
Bennett, J. ‘Ngingingawala Jilamara kapi purunguparri (Our Bark Paintings),’ 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
Isaacs, J. Spirit Country Hardie Grant Books, San Francisco 1999
Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture – Menagerie catalogue, Object Australian Centre for Craft & Design and The Australian Museum, pg 28 29 30 31 -116 -119