EXHIBITIONS    Alick Tipoti > Lagangu, 2016

21 July > 9 October  

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. Find out more about Alick Tipoti here > Visit website

Watch the Lagangu Artbites Video > HERE

 

Read about LAGANGU in our FREE digital catalogue > HERE

 

Read more about Alick Tipoti > HERE and at the links below:

Thanks to Creative Cowboy for the production of these films. 

 
     
 

ALICK TIPOTI: MASK STORY


Alick Tipoti was born on Waiben Island, Torres Strait, in 1975.

   

ZUGUB, LE MASQUE, LES ESPRITS ET LES ÉTOILES


In this sensitive and evocative French translation by François Bernard we join ALICK TIPOTI as he takes us to Badu Island in the Torres Strait.

 
 

ANOTHER SHORE: TABA NABA


There is a growing realisation in Europe that the art of Indigenous Australia, that is from the Aboriginal and Melanesian worlds, is of extraordinary and global significance.

 
   

ALICK TIPOTI AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM


Powerful performances from the Torres Strait, Alick Tipoti and the Zugubal Dancers perform at the British Museum's Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation exhibition

 

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