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Thecla Purantatameri

Mother's Country: Malawu, Bathurst Island
Father's Country: Rangini, Melville Island, NT
Dreaming: Kirilima (Jungle Fowl)

Born: 1971
Region: Bathurst Island
Skin group: Wuliijula - Ironwood
Kirrilima - Jungle Fowl
Mediums: Ochres on paper and canvas, fabric design, pottery and printmaking.

Thecla has been working with Munupi Arts and Crafts since 1989. She is a screen printer, who prints fabric as well as making etchings, linoprints, paintings and pottery. Thecla has participated in printing workshops in Canberra (1998) and demonstrated printing at the Pacific Arts Festival Raratonga, cook Islands in 1992. She is currently the President of the Munupi Executive Committee. Her work has been exhibited extensively in many galleries over the last ten years, and her prints and other work are held in the major public collections in Australia.