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Thomas Munkanome
DOB 10.6.66
DREAMING/DANCE Tartawarli (shark)
SKIN GROUP Jilari (Jabiru)
MEDIUM Ochre on Ironwood carvings
COUNTRY
ARTIST STATEMENT
‘I learnt from old people, they taught us at school, and culture too. Then I started carving in the early
80’s and kept going until now. I’d like my children to learn from me and carry on’. Thomas Munkanome
BRIEF HISTORY
Thomas Munkanome began carving in the early 80’s along side many of the most well-known and
respected Tiwi carvers. As an exacting craftsman, Thomas’ carvings are sort after by major Australian
Galleries and international clients.