Nicholas Walton-Healey, a Melbourne-based photographer and writer, proudly presents Tarntipi: Teaching, Learning and Understanding Tiwi Culture at Aboriginal Bush Traders, 74 The Esplanade Darwin, from 16th March until 20th April 2018. For this exhibition, Nicholas Walton-Healey has been working with Tiwi Traditional Owner, Teddy Portaminni and family, for 5 years.
Teddy Portaminni is a traditional owner, educator and well-respected Tiwi elder on a mission to educate people about the Tiwi Islands' rich and ancient culture. Along with his wife, Teresia and his extended family, he offers visitors the chance to experience and learn about Tiwi culture in the form of Tarntipi Bush Camps on traditional homelands of Tarntipi, a twenty-minute drive out of Wurrumiyanga community on Bathurst Island. Find out more about Tarntipi Bush Camp on this website.
One boy looking at his beautiful country
Nicholas Walton-Healey's camera captures a series of images about the importance of family and the intricate relationships that bind together Tiwi culture.
Nicholas Walton-Healey has donated the use of the images captured during his visit to Tiwi Island and created a collection of limited edition archival photographic prints. Limited edition images, both framed and unframed, can be purchased online here.
Please go to the Aboriginal Bush Traders website for trading hours. You can contact Liz Martin on telephone number (08) 8931 6650 for any information that you need regarding this exhibition. For any updates, please join the Tarntipi Facebook page.