NORTH’s collection weaves together the stories and talents of indigenous artists across the Northern Territory. At present, we work with three artists across three art centres, with plans in place to soon expand our network. Our intention is to create a collaborative circle of art centres and their artists to generate consistent employment, reliable income and fruitful relationships that reap joy and benefit for each community.
Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born in Pirlangimpi, Melville Island around 1930. She has been an influential figure in the Tiwi community passing on skills and knowledge to generations who have followed. In 2012 Cornelia was named a finalist in the 29th Telstra Art Award. Cornelia's artwork has been collected by major institutions including the NGV (Melbourne), AGNSW (Sydney) and the AAMU (Netherlands).
Gabriel Maralngurra is an artist from Oenpelli (Gunbalanya), a community in Western Arnhem Land. He has been associated with Injalak Arts, since 1986 and his language is Kunwinjku. Gabriel is a painter and printmaker whose work has been shown in exhibitions in Fremantle, Darwin, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Finland. His work was also featured in the Telstra Art Awards.
Kieren Karritpul is a Ngen’gi wumirri artist from Nauiyu Nambiyu, Daly River region. Karritpul comes from a long line of recognised artists, with his mother, older brother and aunties all engaged in active arts practice. In 2014, Karritpul won the Youth Award at the prestigious 31st Telstra Art Awards. His artwork is in the collections of NGA (Canberra), MAGNT (Darwin) and Museum of Cultural History (Norway). He is a rising star of Merrepen Arts.