Bede is an important Tiwi artist and started Tiwi Design in 1969. He is a master screen
printer and has produced many designs over the years which have been used on
clothing fabrics. Some of his early designs are still being used today.
The Tiwi Design art centre is based on Bathurst Island. The other art centres on
neighbouring Melville Island are Munupi and Jilamara and artists move freely between
the islands and the centres. Consequently certificates on pieces may come from
different centres for the same artist.