Fiona Elisala at work. Image credit Jan Cattoni

Moa Arts news

Moa Art Centre is pleased to welcome new manager, Lisa Clarke.

Lisa brings with her extensive experience from previous roles at the Papaunya Tjupi Arts Centre, Tjuwanpa Art Centre and Warlukurlangu Art Centre in Yuendumu. Lisa has a strong vision to elevate the function and finance of Moa Art Centre, and is committed to engaging artists within the community. 

Congratulations are extended to Solomon Booth and David Bosun, who both have works that have been accepted as finalists in the 2018 National Works on Paper exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.  Solomon Booth’s work Dhangal Urgnu Tadiak and David Bosun’s work Kubilaw Ulakal, are both large format prints, selected from over 1000 applicants, and are amongst the 64 chosen finalists.

In other news, Moa Arts will be launching a touring exhibition, Malu Mabaigal – Seafaring People, initially curated by KickArts, showcasing a suite of colour-reduction lino prints that were developed at the KickArts Indigenous Residential Printmaking Program in Cairns earlier this year. The exhibition, which begins in June, will run through CIAF, and is set to travel south to Woolloongabba Art Gallery later in the year where it will gather new additions and expand to include works by Moa weavers.

Alongside the Woolloongabba exhibition will play a short film developed by Jan Cattoni, as well as a catalogue that will record Mualgal culture depicted through art. The catalogue will include contributions from experts on cultural astronomy in the Torres Strait and the archaeological history of Mua Island. Together, with the stories interwoven and depicted in the artwork, these displays will support the preservation of the unique culture and way of life of the Mualgal people.

Main image credit: Fiona Elisala at work. Image credit Jan Cattoni

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