|Date of Birth:||10/10/1951|
|Mother's Country:||Marrikawuyanga, Melville Island|
|Father's Country:||Pupatuwu, Bathurst Island|
|Dreaming:||Kapala (Sailing Boat)|
Virginia Galarla was born in 1951 at Wurrumiyanga. Her maiden name was Pangiraminni. She went to the catholic primary and high school at Wurrumiyanga. When she turned 18 she got a job at the health centre and in 1972 she transferred to the Leproseum at East Arm in Darwin. In 1973 she got married and went to Maningrida with her husband for 1 year.In 1974 they returned to Wurrumiyanga where they had 5 children. The family moved to Pirlangimpi in 1979.After her family grew up she returned to the work at the Health Centre in Pirlangimpi until she retired in 2010.When she retired she was sitting at home making baskets as she didnt know about the Art Centre until 2104 when she joined and started to paint. Her paintings depicting seasons, cermonies, bush foods, bush medicine, insects, ceremonial objects etc have continued to evolve and her are sought after.
pupuni jilamara Catalog No 20-136 Artist VIRGINIA GALARLA Size & Medium 90 x 70 cm Ochre on Canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Parlini Jilamara Catalog No 19-204 Title Parlini Jilamara Artist VIRGINIA GALARLA Size & Medium 50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
Catalog No 19-189 Title weaving design Artist VIRGINIA GALARLA Size & Medium 50 x 40 cm ochre on canvas Category Painting Artist Profile
tiwi people use it for ceremonys and funeral day.. Catalog No 20-66 Title tutuni and pamajini..tiwi name for ceremony pole and arm bands.. Artist VIRGINIA GALARLA Size & Medium 50...
Murantingala & Tapalinga Murantingala is the name for the 'morning star', or the planet Venus. Throughout Tiwi history they have used this star as a compass point for navigation and...