Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Tiwi Design is one of the oldest and most artistically diverse art centres in Australia.

The art centre produces ochre paintings on canvas and bark, ironwood carvings, screen printed fabrics, ceramics, bronze and glass sculptures as well as limited edition prints.

The aim of the corporation is to promote, preserve and enrich Tiwi culture.

Tiwi Design is located at Wurrumiyanga on the south eastern corner of Bathurst Island. Wurrumiyanga has a population of approximately 1500. Bathurst Island has a land area of 2,200 square kilometres and is 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Wurrumiyanga has an airport with regular daily flights and a barge delivery service docking at the landing once a week. A community boat takes passengers on a 5 minute trip across the Apsley Strait to Melville Island. The Apsley Strait averages 1.5 kilometres in width.

The Tiwi Design art complex is situated up from Tingata (the beach) on Apsley Strait. It comprises of a carver’s shelter, pottery studio, screen printing studio, painting studio plus an administrative centre and retail gallery.


Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Pet Friendly Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop Showers

Internet Access

Broadband Internet Access Free Wifi Paid Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access


COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe

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Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation

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Couple enjoying the sunset at Tiwi Islands

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