|Date of Birth:||23/03/1971|
|Mother's Country:||Malawu, Bathurst Island|
|Father's Country:||Rangini, Melville Island, NT|
|Dreaming:||Kirilima (Jungle Fowl)|
Thecla Puruntatameri was an artist working here at Munupi,she now works at Pularumpi School here at Pularumpi, Melville Island. She was working here for a very long time from 1989 to 1994. She used to do a lot of screen printing, she printed fabric and did etchings, linoprints, paintings and pottery. Munupi Arts has placed her paintings,prints and pottery works for exhbitions here in Australia and even overseas. Thecla has participated in printing workshops in Canberra (1998) and demonstrated printing at the Pacific Arts Festival Raratonga, Cook Islands in 1992. She completed a Certificate II in Arts and Crafts with Batchelor College and currently works full time teaching at the Pirlangimpi School.
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...