Postponed – CIMF Tiwi Island Strong Women

Dates & times

Thu 14 May 2020, 12:30pm–1:30pm


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Tiwi Strong Women


Tiwi Strong Women  in collaboration with ANU School of Music

The Tiwi Island’s Strong Women represent one of Australia’s most joyful and traditionally preserved island cultures. This is a rare occasion to witness their traditional art on the mainland



Announced during the event



The Tiwi Strong Women’s Group have been singing together since they were young girls, learning traditional songs from their mothers and grandmothers. Now in their 50s, 60s and 70s, they still sing every day, and they are teaching the stories and traditional knowledge held in the songs to their grandchildren. They work in the community as mentors, drawing on their knowledge of Tiwi song traditions to help young Tiwi people connect with their language and cultural identity.



Lucy Chetcuti

Updated:  16 March 2020/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery