Tiwi Totem Sculpture, Broken Hill Sculptures, Living Desert, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Tiwi Totem Sculpture, Broken Hill Sculptures, Living Desert, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Tiwi Totem Sculpture, Broken Hill Sculptures, Living Desert, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Created by Gordon Pupangamirri, the sculpture represents a traditional Tiwi burial pole. You can see the progression in Gordon's technique as he develops his skill in his first attempt at working with stone. June 2016.

The Tiwi Islands lie about 80 kilometres north of Darwin. Consisting of two main islands, Bathurst Island and Melville Island, they are part of Australia's Northern Territory. You can read about some of the challenges facing the Tiwi people and the work done to address some of the with the development of Tiwi College here.

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