50 years of Tiwi pottery
Opens 17 March 2018

2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the establishment of a pottery studio at Bagot Reserve in Darwin to provide technical training for Aboriginal people who wished to become artist-potters. The Bagot Pottery was a ceramic and clay processing unit founded by the Northern Territory Welfare Department and the Department of Industrial Arts at the University of New South Wales.

In 1969, six Aboriginal men from Milingimbi, Port Keats (Wadeye) and Bathurst Island began their traineeships at Bagot Pottery. According to Ivan McMeekin, who alongside English potter Michael Cardew was employed to run the pottery, all of the trainees learnt the 'practical potting skills quickly' and brought 'sensitivity and well developed feeling for pattern to their work'.[1]

Two Tiwi men, Eddie Puruntatameri and John Bosco Tipiloura showed particular promise and upon their return to Bathurst Island in 1972 they established Tiwi Pottery. Over a decade later in 1984 Pirlangimpi Pottery, was established on Melville Island. This display highlights the evolution, style and direction of Tiwi pottery over 50 years.

❊ When ❊

From: Saturday 17th of March 2018  To  Sunday 13th of May 2018
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

❊ Venue | Location ❊

 Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory [ view ]
 19 Conacher Street, Bullocky Point Northern Territory 0820 || Map
 Telephone: 08 8999 8264

➼ Venue: 5 Calendar events | View Events

❊ Web Links ❊



❊ Be Social ❊

Publisher Statement: Details can change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the advertiser (links above) before proceeding.
Advertising Disclaimer

Content Editor