|Date of Birth:||30/04/1955|
|Mother's Country:||Navy Landing, Liverpool River, NT|
|Father's Country:||Flying Fox Creek, Arnhem Land, NT|
|Dreaming:||Mantupunga (Tuna Fish)|
2013 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award finalist Susan Wanji Wanji grew up in Maningrida and as a young girl learnt to make bark paintings and intricately woven mats and baskets. She is an exceptional weaver and Tunga (bark basket) craftsperson. Susan Wanji Wanji started working at Munupi Arts & Crafts ( Yikikinni Women’s Centre) in 1990 and has since developed a unique style that has influence from both Tiwi and Arnhem Land cultures. In 1992 Susan Wanji Wanji travelled to Paris representing Munupi Arts & Crafts and assisted with the hanging of the women’s centre exhibition. Susan Wanji Wanji works on linen and arches paper with natural ochres, along with limited edition lino prints and etchings. Her art is represented in many national as well as international collections.
During ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative of...
Turtle Catalog No 16-212 Title Jarrakalani, Artist SUSAN WANJI WANJI Size & Medium 120 x 80 cm Ochre on Linen Category Painting Artist Profile
As told by Susan: "When I was little I used to go hunting with the elders, we would hunt for fish, turtle, crab, yam, and mud mussels - or any...
Traditional Tiwi bark basket, used to carry food when out getting bush tucker. Catalog No 16-595 Title Tunga Artist SUSAN WANJI WANJI Size & Medium 180 x 150 cm Ochre...
Pwoja JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of ‘yoi’ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...