About Pormpuraaw Art & Culture
Pormpuraaw is blessed with many hard working talented artists.
Our mediums include ghost net sculptures, paintings, editioned prints, and wood carvings, as well as our self published books.
Before the white man came we carved images to use in ceremonies. We would weave baskets and fishnets for gathering food. We would paint our bodies and draw designs in the sand. Today we use modern materials but our work stillconnects our "Old Ones".
Pormpuraaw is a Thaayorre village. People have lived here for thousands of years.
We are still here today.
The word "Pormpuraaw" means entrance way to a house in the Thaayorre language. We have our own languages, culture and laws.
Thaayorre people are saltwater people who have always lived along this coastline.