Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells

Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
Sherry Puruntatameri: Painted Shells
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Sheraleen (Sherry) Puruntatameri is a young, emerging artist from the Tiwi Islands, and commenced working with our collective in '22.

Based at our Darwin store as a Creative Artist, Sherry is completing a residency as part of our Each One, Teach One mentoring program. Two kind enterprises, working side by side as part of our vision to invest in the next generation.

Starwin is supporting Sherry with a creative space to work and materials and mentoring to start up her own enterprise. This is a chance for you own your very own part of her first collection and invest with us in growing a Made with Kindness Economy.

Collection

Painting up mud mussel shells is a favourite traditional pastime for Tiwi women. Sherry has created sets of shells that share stories of island life. 

Set One: Campfire; 2 shells - sitting around the campfire at home with families waiting for mud mussels cooking.

Set Two: Mangrove; 2 shells - in the mangroves we have lots of mud sand fresh and satwater creeks thats where we find mud mussels.

Set Two: Ocean; 2 shells - in the bubbles of the beautiful ocean waves beautiful water ways

Set Three: Hunting; 2 shells - represent going out bush to hunt and coming back home sitting around the campfire with families cooking up

* Each set is $40 and includes two shells. 

Maker story

Totem/skin group: Rock

Homelands: Sherry is from the Tiwi islands. The Tiwi Islands is located in the Northern Territory, 80 km to the north of Darwin adjoining the Timor Sea. They comprise Melville Island and Bathurst Island as the two main islands. 

 

 

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