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Date of Birth: 27 November 1962
Language group: Tiwi
Jock Puautjimi is an accomplished Tiwi artist.
He has been a ceramicist, painter, wood carver and designer for screenprinted textiles since he left school in 1979.
His Tiwi name is Pulawurrumayini (mullet), and his skin group is Wantarringa (sun). His mother’s country is Pularumpi, Melville Island, and his father’s country is Port Hurd, Bathurst Island. He has certificates in ceramics from both Darwin Institute of Technology (1984) and Nepean Technical school, NSW (1983), and was a Ceramics instructor at Kormilda College in Darwin (1993) and Artist in Residence at Batchelor College (1993).
Jock has exhibited his pottery, prints and painting widely around Australia, as well as the USA and UK. In 1990 Jock had a solo show ‘Shades of Ochre’ in Darwin, being one of only two Tiwi men to have held a solo show. His art is held at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, QLD Art Gallery, Art Gallery of SA, Flinders University Art Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.
Jock still creates work at Tiwi Design.