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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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Tura Nagai by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Tura Nagai

Jap 008874  |  limited edition etching  |  71 x 110.5 cm

Wamadai – Plant Medicine by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Wamadai – Plant Medicine

Jap 008854  |  limited edition etching  |  22.5 x 49 cm

Piki by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Piki

Jap 008876  |  limited edition etching  |  42 x 96 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

Ari Pui Laig – Raincaller by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Ari Pui Laig – Raincaller

Jap 008852  |  limited edition etching  |  80 x 45 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

Wati Kisai – Bad Moon by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Wati Kisai – Bad Moon

Jap 008868  |  limited edition etching  |  46 x 33 cm

Celalal Yana by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Celalal Yana

Jap 008872  |  limited edition etching  |  49 x 40 cm

Bywa Udthaik by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Bywa Udthaik

Jap 008864  |  limited edition etching  |  120 x 62 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

Bu Ka Palgie – Shell & Bird by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Bu Ka Palgie – Shell & Bird

Jap 008896  |  limited edition etching  |  30 x 60 cm

Dangal Agada-le – Dugong by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Dangal Agada-le – Dugong

Jap 008888  |  limited edition etching  |  24 x 32 cm

Umai Agada-le – Dog by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Umai Agada-le – Dog

Jap 008886  |  limited edition etching  |  24 x 32 cm

Dugong Bones & Sorcerers by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Dugong Bones & Sorcerers

Jap 008894  |  limited edition etching  |  27 x 93 cm

Mard Garutherik by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Mard Garutherik

Jap 008870  |  limited edition etching  |  96 x 49.5 cm

Spoon Bill Legs Comb IV by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Spoon Bill Legs Comb IV

Jap 008882  |  limited edition etching  |  29 x 9 cm

Yalbub Au Za – Comb V by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Yalbub Au Za – Comb V

Jap 008884  |  limited edition etching  |  18 x 8 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

Gimma Guun by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Gimma Guun

Jap 008856  |  limited edition etching  |  46.5 x 25 cm

Samu Agada-le – Cassowary by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Samu Agada-le – Cassowary

Jap 008892  |  limited edition etching  |  24 x 32 cm

Tupmul Agada-le – Stingray by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Tupmul Agada-le – Stingray

Jap 008890  |  limited edition etching  |  24 x 32 cm

Wapiew Kulal – Fish Rocks by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Wapiew Kulal – Fish Rocks

Jap 008898  |  limited edition etching  |  110 x 68 cm

Akulan Guraik by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Akulan Guraik

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

Yalubub Au Za – Bird Comb 1 by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona  |  Yalubub Au Za – Bird Comb 1

Jap 008878  |  limited edition etching  |  26 x 8 cm

Maiwan Arika by Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti  |  Maiwan Arika

Jap 008979  |  linocut- Hand coloured  |  51 x 31 cm

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