Travelling Exhibition From Badu Art Centre
Tableland Regional Council is excited to be hosting Sageraw Thonar — Stories from the Southeasterly Season: Contemporary Expressions of Cultural Knowledge from Badu Art Centre travelling exhibition.
‘The exhibition, from artists of the Badu Art Centre in the Torres Strait, examines cultural traditions and knowledge through large-scale linocut prints,’ said Councillor Peter Hodge.
‘The works visually respond to the season of Sageraw Thonar, in which the southeast winds blow.
‘Animal totems, island flora and current environmental and cultural issues are discussed in the works, which reveal the artists’ most important stories.
‘These stories present to the world a dynamic depiction of the living culture in existence on Badu Island.
‘Featuring the work of Joseph Au, Aiona Tala Gaidan, Edmund Laza, Laurie Nona, Matilda Malujewel Nona, Michael Nona and Alick Tipoti, the exhibition was curated by NorthSite Contemporary Arts (formally KickArts Contemporary Arts) in partnership with Badu Art Centre, Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh (TSI) Corporation.
‘We’ll also be having a free curator talk with Aven Noah Jr, a Torres Strait Islander man from NorthSite Contemporary Arts, at 10.30am Wednesday 22 March at the Tableland Regional Gallery.
‘The exhibition is on display at the Tableland Regional Gallery from Thursday 23 March to Saturday 13 May and entry is free,’ said Councillor Hodge.
Matilda Malujewel Nona, Araw Warul, 2016, linocut print on paper, 1335 x 2285mm, edition of 12. Photo © Jon Linkins.
Sageraw Thonar was curated by NorthSite Contemporary Arts (formally KickArts Contemporary Arts) in partnership with Badu Art Centre, Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh (TSI) Corporation. This project was supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional support was from The Picture Framer and Black Square Arts. All prints are published by Badu Art Centre unless otherwise stated. NorthSite is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.