Susan Wanji Wanji Solo Exhibition
Tiwi art and culture celebrates and annunciates important mortality mythologies. Death is an elaborate and sacred ritual bounded by tradition. The rich ceremonial life and complexities of Tiwi Island culture is unique to anywhere else in the world, with its own distinct aesthetic and iconography.
In collaboration with Munupi Arts, Melville Island, Merenda Gallery presents the work of Susan Wanji Wanji, a Tiwi artist who intricately paints the signs and symbols inherited from her ancestors. Interpreting traditional Tiwi design in her own intuitive way dispersing literal depictions of weavings, food and baskets with repetitive patterning of body designs and ceremonial events.
Since 1990 Susan has been at Munupi Arts, developing her own unique style, that references both Arnhem Land and Tiwi techniques. Susan has been exhibiting since 1990 nationally and internationally. She is a finalist for the Telstra national art awards 2013 and is held in many national private and public collections.