Estelle Munkanome Australian, Tiwi, b. 1960

Estelle has been working with Ngaruwanajirri since 1996. Her early works with natural ochres were very delicate. More recent paintings have become bolder in line, colour and dot. The structure and ideas in Estelle's paintings are often reflected in her batiks on silk, where she uses Napthol and Drimarine K dyes.


Artist's statement: I like painting cards and beads and silk (scarves). Like putting wax on the silk. I like painting circles and lines with ochre paints.