Estelle Munkanome

Untitled - ESM60710

Size: H-45 X W-100 cm.
Medium: Ochre on canvas
Product No: ESM60710
Estelle (Elle) painted with the Ngaruwanjirri group from 1997 until its closure in late 2012. Ngaruwanjirri was established in 1994 and was created to provide employment opportunities for the people of Wurrumiyanga and to support local Tiwi artists with disabilities. Estelle works with natural ochres on paper, Batik on silk and watercolour. Her early works with natural ochres were very delicate; however her more recent paintings have become assertive and bold in line, colour and dot. There is an inextricable link between the structure and ideas found within Estelle's paintings and Batiks. Estelle is from the Tiwi Islands which is 100km North of Darwin and comprises of Melville Island and Bathurst Island. Her mother's country is Jikarruwu (Cape Fourcroy) in Bathurst Island and her Father's country is Port Hurd, also on Bathurst Island.