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Torres Strait Prints

Torres Strait Prints

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.

Torres Strait Paintings

The Torres Strait Islands are a group of 274 small islands which lie in the straits separatingCape York Peninsula in far northern Queensland from the island of New Guinea. They form part of the Australian nation, and their Indigenous artists form a distinctive group within the Aboriginal art regions.

The islands of the Torres Strait extend from the tip of Cape York Peninsula to within 5 km of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) coastline. The outer islands are north of the arbitrary dotted line, and consist of the western islands (Badu, Moa, Mabuiag), the northwestern islands (Boigu, Dauan, Saibai), the eastern islands (Ugar, Erub, Mer) and the central islands (Masig, Poruma, Warraber, Iama).

Recent estimates place the population of the Torres Strait at about 6,500 with 3,500 living on either the administrative centre of Thursday Island or on nearby islands, and the remainder living on 13 of the outer islands. On most of the outer islands domestic pigs are reared as a particularly valued source of meat for ceremonial feasts.

The islands and their surrounding waters and reefs provide a highly diverse set of land and marine ecosystems, with niches for many rare or unique species. Aboriginal artists from the Torres Strait Islands include Dennis Nona, Alick Tipoti and Ricardo Idagi, with distinctive styles reflective of the Melanesian culture of the region.

Further information is available on exhibiting artists on the following links

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Star Constellation by Glen Mackie

Glen Mackie  |  Star Constellation

Jap 014182  |  Linocut  |  37 x 30 cm

Samu Agada-Le (Cassowary) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Samu Agada-Le (Cassowary)

Jap 014473  |  Etching  |  32 x 24 cm

Umai Agada-Le (Dog) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Umai Agada-Le (Dog)

Jap 014475  |  Etching  |  32 x 24 cm

Tupmul Agada-Le (Stingray) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Tupmul Agada-Le (Stingray)

Jap 014479  |  Etching  |  32 x 24 cm

Dangal Agada-Le (Dugong) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Dangal Agada-Le (Dugong)

Jap 014483  |  Etching  |  32 x 24 cm

Yalubub Au Za – Comb 1 by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Yalubub Au Za – Comb 1

Jap 014485  |  Etching  |  29 x 9 cm

Kodal Au Za – Crocodile Comb 3 by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Kodal Au Za – Crocodile Comb 3

Jap 014489  |  Etching  |  29 x 9 cm

Urued Ngaadal Za – Spoonbill Comb 4 by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Urued Ngaadal Za – Spoonbill Comb 4

Jap 014491  |  Etching  |  29 x 9 cm

Airka – For the Rain by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Airka – For the Rain

Jap 008862  |  limited edition etching  |  90 x 30 cm

Kaiwai – Barnacle by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Kaiwai – Barnacle

Jap 008858  |  limited edition etching  |  39 x 90 cm

Ai Pugaik by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Ai Pugaik

Jap 008987  |  linocut- Hand coloured  |  68 x 40 cm

Tupmul Award by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Tupmul Award

Jap 008860  |  limited edition etching  |  66 x 49 cm

Gubau Wurau – Wind Bird by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Gubau Wurau – Wind Bird

Jap 008866  |  limited edition etching  |  90 x 44 cm

Arika II – Coming of the Rain by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Arika II – Coming of the Rain

Jap 008900  |  limited edition etching  |  62 x 97 cm

Celalal Yana by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Celalal Yana

Jap 008872  |  limited edition etching  |  49 x 40 cm

Koeral by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Koeral

Jap 008989  |  limited edition linocut  |  98 x 66 cm

Mulungu by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Mulungu

Jap 008983  |  linocut- Hand coloured  |  30 x 50 cm

Koedal Augadhalaig by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Koedal Augadhalaig

Jap 008971  |  limited edition linocut  |  41 x 56 cm

Waki Mab by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Waki Mab

Jap 014319  |  Linocut  |  48 x 61 cm

Baiwaw Garka by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Baiwaw Garka

Jap 008975  |  limited edition linocut  |  40 x 30 cm

Ariew Thurai Mabaig – Rain Caller by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Ariew Thurai Mabaig – Rain Caller

Jap 008977  |  limited edition linocut  |  41 x 29 cm

Ngaw Kukuwam / The Lovers by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Ngaw Kukuwam / The Lovers

Jap 014318  |  Linocut  |  48 x 61 cm

Gimma Guun by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Gimma Guun

Jap 008856  |  limited edition etching  |  46.5 x 25 cm

Naath (State 1) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Naath (State 1)

Jap 014320  |  Linocut  |  50 x 61 cm

Wapiew Kulal – Fish Rocks by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Wapiew Kulal – Fish Rocks

Jap 008898  |  limited edition etching  |  110 x 68 cm

Mal lag Ar Apark AW Whural Ar Idal (State 1) by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Mal lag Ar Apark AW Whural Ar Idal (State 1)

Jap 014322  |  Linocut  |  50 x 86 cm

Akulan Guraik by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Akulan Guraik

Jap 008981  |  linocut- Hand coloured  |  51 x 31 cm

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