Gerry Mungatopi Australian, Tiwi, b. 1981
Gerry Mungatopi grew up in Milikapiti and attended the local Milikapiti Primary School then later attended Kormilda College in Darwin.
Like many Tiwi’s, he is a talented AFL player and has played for three local teams, Pumorelli, Tuyu and Mulluwurri magpies who are his current team.
Gerry started at Jilamara because he was inspired by fellow artist Lance Tungutalum and his grandfather Brendan Mungatopi who was also a carver. Gerry remembers watching his grandfather during the 1980’s and 1990’s when he was a child.