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Susan Wanji Wanji 


The Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD Australian Embassy, Paris

National Art Bank, Melbourne, VIC
Flinders University, Adelaide, SA

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW Art Gallery of South Australia , Adelaide, SA
National Native Title Tribunal, NT
APAMANA ( Asia Pacific Arts), Netherlands Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Macquarie University, NSW

Queensland Art Gallery, QLD
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT Levi Kaplan Collection, Seattle, USA
Artbank Collection
Australian war Memorial , Canberra, ACT
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
City of Melville Art Collection, Perth, WA


2013 Preselected for TELSTRA National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Art Award

2010 Finalist, 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

2009 Preselected in to the NATSIA awards – Darwin NT

2008 Preselected in the Togart awards – Darwin NT



2013 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award finalist Susan Wanji Wanji grew up in Maningrida and as a young girl learnt to make bark paintings and intricately woven mats and baskets. She is an exceptional weaver and Tunga (bark basket) craftsperson. Susan Wanji Wanji started working at Munupi Arts & Crafts ( Yikikinni Women’s Centre) in 1990 and has since developed a unique style that has influence from both Tiwi and Arnhem Land cultures. In 1992 Susan Wanji Wanji travelled to Paris representing Munupi Arts & Crafts and assisted with the hanging of the women’s centre exhibition. Susan Wanji Wanji works on linen and arches paper with natural ochres, along with limited edition lino prints and etchings. Her art is represented in many national as well as international collections.

Solo Exhibitions

2013  Merenda Gallery, Fin Art, Fremantle WA Makatingarri (running water)

2009  Karen Brown, Gallery Darwin NT

2007  Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin NT


Group Exhibitions

2018  Nginingawula Awirankiniwaki
Hilton Double Tree Hilton, August 2018
2018  Yoi- Tanz im Mondenschein
ArtKelch Collectors Lounge, Stutgart, Germany
2018  Palaneri- Aboriginal Art Der Tiwi
Artkelch, Freiburg , Germany
2018  One island one side. • Yati Ratuwati Yatuwati • Art Aborigène des Iles TIWI

Aboriginal Signature, Brussels, Belgium

2017  Earth Matters
Form: The Goods Shed; Claremont: WA; 6010; 29 September 17 to 27 February 2018

2017  Yrringinkirri Pwoja
Hilton Double Tree Hilton, August 2017
2017  Kiripapuranjuwi (skilled Hands)
Red Dot Fine Art Gallery; Singapore;February March 2017

2016  Point of difference;Desent to sea
Artitja fine Art at Engine Room.Perth.WA
2016  Ngawila Jilamara Exhibition
Hilton Double Tree, Darwin Nt
2016  Spirutual Materialism
Illena Tounta Art Centre, Athens , Greece
2016  Tiwi Mamirrikuwi Jilamara
Cross Art Project; King Cross, NSW
2015  We are the artists/creators for our paintings
Hilton Double Tree, Darwin NT
2015  Ngawa munupula/ Ngawa Kiripapiranjuwi, new paintings from Munupi Art on the Tiwi Islands Outstation art from Art Centres,                    Darwin NT
2014  WE ARE TIWI, Munupi Artists from Melville Island
Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA
2014 THE TIWI: Art from Jilamara & Munupi Art Centres
Kluge- Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA
2013  Nginingawula Munupi Jilamara. Our paintings
Marshall Arts, Hyde Park, SA
2013 ‘Nga-wuja arungwapi We are going forward’

Tiwi Art Network Annual Exhibition, Darwin, NT

2012  ‘Salt of the Earth: Indigenous Art from the Land’
McCulloch & McCulloch @ Salt Contemporary, Queenscliff, Victoria

2012  TIWI: ART/HISTORY/CULTURE book launch
Aboriginal an Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW
2012  ‘Pattern & Palette’
McCullochs @ Whistlewood, Shoreham, Victoria
2012 Tiwi Tradition – Munupi Artists of Melville Island
Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA
2012  ‘Parlini Amintiya Awirankini’
Tiwi Art Network Annual Exhibition, Darwin, NT
2012 ‘Dot to Dot’
Artmob Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2011  International Grammar School Exhibition
Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 ‘Nginingawila Kurrujipini (Our Colour)’

Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2011 ‘Tiwi Island Art’
Aranda Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, VIC

2011 ‘Munupi Artists of Melville Island’
Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle, WA
2011  ‘We Paint the Stories of Our Culture’
Museum of Cultural History,University of Oslo, Norway

2011‘Nina Puruntatameri & Susan Wanji Wanji’

Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, NSW

2011 ‘Masterstroke’
Harvison Gallery, Perth, WA
2011 ‘New Work from the Tiwi Islands’

Art Equity, Sydney, NSW

2010  ‘Munupi Arts’
Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW

2010  ‘Munupi Arts’

Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria
2010  Munupi Medley
Artmob, Hobart, Tasmania
2010 . ‘Kumunupanari – Season of Smoke’
Tiwi Art Network, Darwin, NT
2010  Critic’s Choice (Susan McCulloch’s Selection) Artmob, Hobart, Tasmania

2010 ‘Treading Lightly’
Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2004  Kiripuranji – Contemporary Art from the Tiwi Islands
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade touring exhibition, worldwide

2003  Tayikuwapi – All Together
Art Mob, Hobart, Tas
1998 Walonia Exhibition
Florence, Italy, Brussels, Belgium
1998 United Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
1996  Munupi Tiwi Exhibition
Hong Kong
1996  National Aboriginal Heritage Exhibition
Parliament House Canberra, ACT
1994 Epama Epam – Everything has meaning
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada
1993 Stories
Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki & Rovanelli Art Museum, Lapland, Finland

1991 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
Darwin, NT



2012  TIWI: ART/HISTORY/CULTURE, Jennifer Isaacs, 2012 The Miegunyah Press

2002  (Grand!) Jarrikalani, Scholastic Canada

2000  Artist Workshop Animals by Thumbprint Books, London

1994  Australian Naïve Art by Sandra Warner, Craftmans House

1992  Artlink vol. 12 no. 4 Summer – 93 Pg 36

1992  Vision sur les Arts No 181 Julliet 1992. ISSN: 0291- 9036

2016  Spiritual Materialism; Dimitios Antonitsis; Illeana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece