• Artist: Alexandrina Kantilla
  • Art Centre: Ngaruwanajirri Inc
  • Region: Tiwi Islands

Artwork Story

Date of Birth :   4 . 10. 1974

Skin Group     :  March Fly

Dance             :   Pig

Workshop      :  Ngaruwanajirri Inc, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, N.T. Australia

Medium         :   4 colour lino block prints on paper, painting cards and wooden beads,  natural ochres on

Arches paper. Designing, waxing and dyeing silk scarves using Drimarine K dyes and

Naphtol dyes.


“Pupuni Yinkiti Arimuwu Kapi Winga” (Good Food- Sea Food ) Art Back Nets Travelling Exhibition 2000-2004.

“Tayikuwapi” Ngaruwanajirri Group Exhibition at Coomalie Cultural Centre, Batchelor, N.T. August-September 2002.

“Ngaruwanajirri artists at Raft II” Raft artspace, Darwin NT 9th December-23rd December 2005. Silk scarves using Naphtol dyes.

“Threading the Commonwealth” Textile Tradition, Culture, Trade and Politics. Festival of Melbourne, 1st March-30th April 2006. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.  Silk scarves by using Naphtol dyes

Supreme Court, Darwin, N.T. A Ngaruwanajirri Group exhibition, August 2006. Part of the Festival of Darwin. Silk scarves and natural ochres on Arches paper.

Raft artspace, Darwin NT.  November-December 2006.  silk scarves.

Raft Artspace “Works on paper and canvas” 3rd-24th November 2007. Silk scarves.

“Marakatari Jilimaringa” Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T. 20th April-11th May 2007. Silk scarves using Naphtol dyes.

“Yirrinkiripwaja” Ngaruwanajirri Group exhibition, FAC Gallery, University of Wollongong, N.S.W. 8th-26th October 2007. Batik silk scarves and natural ochres on Arches paper.

“Ngaruwanajirri- New Works”  Alison Kelly Gallery, Richmond, Victoria. 12th March-12th April 2008. Natural ochres on Arches paper.

“Fabulous Top End Fabrics- Exhibition of Textiles from the Tiwi Islands” Territory Craft, Darwin, N.T. August 2008. (Batik on silk using naphtol dyes)

“Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Centenary Exhibition, October 2008. Framed Gallery, Darwin N.T. All Tiwi Art Workshops Exhibition. Silk scarves.

`Ngaruwanajirri: helping one another`  Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, Casuarina, NT.  10th August to 7th October 2011. A retrospective exhibition of works by Ngaruwanajirri artists.