Together We Tell Our Stories’ Yalanji Art Centre
Yalanji Art Centre has had a reflective 2020. Like many of our fellow art centres we experienced reduced art making, exhibition and sales.
Printing at Pormpuraaw Art and Culture
While Pormpuraaw Art and Culture is well known for its ghost net sculptures and paintings, printing has also been an important mainstay for the Art Centre.
Fiona Elisala Mosby’s recent print editions Kithalau Zageth (Pandanus work) is a way of talking about issues that sit at the heart of cultural life in the Torres Strait and the importance of living
Feature Artwork: Thuwathu’s Trail, John Williams
This painting is about Thuwathu, the Rainbow Serpent and the trail he left and his resting place.
Feature Artwork: Stone Fishtraps, Dorothy Gabori
Ngurruwarra means stone fishtraps in our Kayardild language. We can still see the fishtraps that the old people built along the coasts of Bentinck Island.
Erub artists to feature at Le Havre Natural History Museum, France
We are determined not to let COVID slow us down at Erub Arts.
IACA Committee Leadership Changes
A very big thank you to Philip Rist, our long-standing President and Committee Chair who stood down from the position of President this year.
Artist Profile: Anne Nunn
Anne Nunn is a dedicated artist who has worked with the Bana Yirriji Art Centre since it began in 2011. Anne was born in 1966 and is from the Kuku Yalanji language group.
Feature Artwork: Makarrki by Amy Loogatha and Ethel Thomas
Amy Loogatha is the older and Ethel Thomas the youngest of King Alfred and Thelma Loogatha. Makarrki is on the north side of Bentinck Island and a large river system runs through it.
Feature Artwork: Amanda Gabori, Mud Shells on My Mother’s Country
This painting is about my Mother’s Country on Bentinck Island. It’s called Mirdidingki and is on the south side of the Island.