21 July > 9 October 2016
IMAGE > Alick Tipoti, Lagangu, installation view, 2016. These prints represent the reproductive cycle of the dugong. Puru Dhangal (2016), symbolises the dugong mating, Kazilayg (2016), shows the pregnancy and Apu Kaazi (2016) shows the mother and calf. Images reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photograph: David Marks Photographer.
Linden New Art is proud to present a new solo exhibition Lagangu (from the islands) by Alick Tipoti. One of the Torres Strait Islands’ most dynamic artists, Tipoti will present a selection of lino-prints, paintings and sculptures that reflect his culture and depict many meaningful symbols about the land, sea and sky through customary Torres Strait Island patterns.
Born and raised on Badu Island (Queensland), home to the biggest community in the outer Torres Strait, Tipoti was taught carving
techniques by uncles from an early age. His involvement in making traditional dance costumes and dancing apparatus as a child led to his
interest in creating art today. Tipoti is also one of the few remaining people today who can speak the Torres Strait Island language of
Kala Lagaw Ya fluently, another influence leading to the preservation of his culture and art practice.
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