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Baigwain Saan (Baiguwa's Footprint)This is a traditional story unique to the artist’s island of Badu. Visual evidence of the events that took place can be seen as a shape resembling a footprint on a rock ledge on one of the island’s hills that looks across to the neighbouring Island of Moa.

Baigwain Saan (Baiguwa’s Footprint)

This is a traditional story unique to the artist“'s island of Badu. Visual evidence of the events Read More
Gubau Wurau - Wind BirdGubau Wurau translates as Wind Bird in the artist's language. The birds depicted in the print are Woomerr or Frigate birds. During calm weather these birds are seen flying very high in the sky but at times they will drop down and fly very close to the surface of the water. When this happens the Islanders know that in a few days they can expect strong winds

Gubau Wurau – Wind Bird

Gubau Wurau translates as Wind Bird in the artist's language. The birds depicted in the print are Wo Read More
Gaigai Pakail - Tails of the TrevallyThe artist recalls as a young boy walking along the beach with his friends. Early mornings

Gaigai Pakail – Tails of the Trevally

The artist recalls as a young boy walking along the beach with his friends. Early mornings, on the i Read More
GubukaThe sculpture depicts two species of Stingray

Gubuka

The sculpture depicts two species of Stingray, Guuwerr (the bronze stingray) and Tupmul (the alumini Read More
Zuga Zug (Witch's Chant)This artwork won an award at the 28th NATSIAAs (Telstra Indigenous Art Award).

Zuga Zug (Witch’s Chant)

This artwork won an award at the 28th NATSIAAs (Telstra Indigenous Art Award). The story is about a Read More
BaidamSkulls were the main trading currency used by the Torres Strait Islander people with their Papuan New Guinean neighbours. These trading skulls were acquired in battle and through raiding parties to other islands and the Australian mainland. Not all skulls were traded

Baidam

Skulls were the main trading currency used by the Torres Strait Islander people with their Papuan Ne Read More
Arika II (Coming of the Rain)On the artist’s island of Badu during periods of searing heat and cloudless skies a dog is sometimes observed lying on its back with its hind legs spread wide open. This is an indicator that the weather will change and rain is on its way.

Arika II (Coming of the Rain)

On the artist“'s island of Badu during periods of searing heat and cloudless skies a dog is someti Read More
Saruwai - Death CloudSarawai is a cloud that forms like a mushroom over the top of an island

Saruwai – Death Cloud

Sarawai is a cloud that forms like a mushroom over the top of an island, and marks a very sacred occ Read More
Bu Ka Palgie (Shell and Bird)Bu Ka Palgie is a cameo from the epic tale visualised by the artist in his earlier

Bu Ka Palgie (Shell and Bird)

Bu Ka Palgie is a cameo from the epic tale visualised by the artist in his earlier, now iconic, two Read More
Dogai SusuDogai Susu is a cameo from the epic tale visualised by the artist in his earlier 2.6 metre handcoloured linocut titled Dogai Zug.

Dogai Susu

Dogai Susu is a cameo from the epic tale visualised by the artist in his earlier 2.6 metre handcolou Read More
Bywa UdthaikBywa means waterspout. Bywa Udthaik is a version of this story that is told on the artist’s island of Badu.

Bywa Udthaik

Bywa means waterspout. Bywa Udthaik is a version of this story that is told on the artist“'s islan Read More

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