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Billy Missi

Billy Missi’n Wakain Thamai

13 July — 16 September 2020

NorthSite | Gallery 1

Billy Missi, Urapun Kai Buai | One Big Kin 2007, linocut printed in black ink from one block, 1000 x 2500 mm Publisher: Djumbunij Press, KickArts Fine Art Printmaking, Printer: Theo Tremblay. Courtesy of NorthSite Contemporary Arts and the Billy Missi Estate.

Our learned protocols include the respect of family and humble gratitude towards acknowledging kinship.”


A comprehensive exhibition of printmaking by  the late artist Billy Missi.

Working with the family and friends of the late artist Billy Missi (born 1970 on Mabuaig Island, Torres Strait),  curator Russell Milledge and NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents the retrospective exhibition, Billy Missi’n Wakain Thamai.

The bilingual retrospective exhibition honours the artistic and linguistic work of Missi, a prominent figure in the establishment of the Torres Strait Island Printmaking Movement.  Billy Missi is remembered as a prolific artist and proactive maintainer of language and culture for his people. Rare and never-before-exhibited monoprints and etchings are included alongside iconic linoprints by the artist.


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