This catalogue expands existing knowledge about Torres Strait Islands contemporary art by incorporating Alick Tipoti’s insights into his art as expressed through an interview with the exhibition curator. An essay about current studies into Torres Strait Islands rock art follows, written by Dr Liam Brady who is an archaeologist from Monash University working with local communities, and Alick Tipoti.
The final essay takes an art history perspective of Tipoti’s growing interest in cosmology and chant, and considers how his artistry connects the rhythms of Zenadh Kes across time, and across the spaces of the Torres Strait’s land, sea, and sky. Foreword: Andrea May Churcher Introduction: Sally Butler, Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Queensland Interview: Janet Leaver, exhibition curator with Alick Tipoti Essay: Dr Liam M. Brady, Monash Indigenous Centre, Monash University
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