Jimmy Mungatopi Australian, Tiwi, b. 1985
DANCE: YIRRIKAPAYI (CROCODILE)
Jimmy Mungatopi works at Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti.
He has been coming to the art centre all of his life. The old people said, "join in - we want to pass this place on to you young people". When he was told this he thought, "I'm not going anywhere and I had to think how do I want to move on?" So, he decided he would come to Jilamara to build a life for himself and his kids. Jimmy is an alumnus of the ANKAAA's 2014 Arts Worker Extension Program. He is recognised for his traditional dancing and singing. He has exhibited in the 'Emerging Artists' exhibition at Outstation in 2014 and in several of the Tiwi exhibitions held at Double Tree Hilton during the Darwin Festival.