|Date of Birth:||31/01/1959|
|Mother's Country:||Wangurruwu (Marluwu), Bathurst Island|
|Father's Country:||Munupi, Melville Island|
|Skin Group:||White Cockatoo|
Reppie Orsto has worked at Munupi Arts & Crafts since its beginnings in 1985, producing intricate fabric and t-shirt designs as well as paintings. Reppie Orsto also spent some time in 1989 producing designs for the Territoriana label in Darwin. Reppie Orsto participated in Munupi’s first printmaking workshop in Canberra in 1990. In June 1992 she travelled to Paris to attend the opening of the Munupi Exhibition at The Australian Embassy. In August 1994 Reppie Orsto attended, at the invitation of the Canadian Government, the exhibition “Epama Epam! Everything has Meaning: An Exhibition of Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia” to coincide with the Olympic Games. In 2002 Reppie Orsto had her first solo show at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in Melbourne.
Catalog No 14-109 Artist REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO) Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Linen Category Painting Artist Profile
Yikiikni is the Tiwi word for the white cockatoo Catalog No 14-122 Title Yikiikni Artist REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO) Size & Medium 100 x 50 cm ochre on canvas Category...
Relating to the passing of a Tiwi person, the Pukamani pole (or Tutini) is a ceremonial carving/sculpture positioned around the grave site of the deceased that tells the story of,...
Catalog No 15-309 Title turtle Artist REPPIE ANNE PAPAJUA (ORSTO) Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Linen Category Painting Artist Profile
Tokwampini is the Tiwi name for a bird. Commonly carved on Pukamani poles, it represents the ending of the creation story. Tokwampini is the father of Bima. Catalog No 16-152...
Pupuni JilamaraDuring ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of â€˜yoiâ€™ (dances), are performed; some are totemic (inherited from the person's Mother) and some serve to act out the narrative...