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Public Art From Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Vibrant marine life stories of Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands) abound through the Gab Titui Cultural Centre offering on the Bulmba-ja art centre digital façade. Featuring artworks from Moana Ahwang, George Gabey, Laura De Jersey, and Jimmy K Thaiday, seafaring scenes portray crayfish freediving in bommies and dugong feeding trails in the shallows, with Spanish mackerel game fish, mating turtles, and birds in flight. The shape of dugongs in the dhari (headdress) symbolically align with the swimming shark illustrating cultural connection. Depicting ancestorial totems and patterning through painting and linocut techniques relates deep knowledge and listening to the endemic wildlife that traverses and calls the region home. Come and experience these artworks on the Bulmba-ja LED facade: 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City 4870
Commissioned by NorthSite Contemporary Arts through the Bulmba-ja Digital Artwork Commissioning Program for Arts Queensland.
[caption id="attachment_6159" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Digital LED screen covering the facade at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. The artwork is of 3 dugongs in white with black outlines and blue water. Artwork on Bulmba-ja Facade, 2022, digital animation, LED strips on building. Courtesy of Gab Titui Cultural Centre and NorthSite Contemporary Arts.[/caption]

Digital LED screen covering the facade at Bulmba-ja Arts Centre. The artwork is of 3 dugongs in white with black outlines and blue water.

19 December, 2022

Public Art From Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Vibrant marine life stories of Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands) abound through the Gab Titui Cultural Centre offering on the Bulmba-ja art centre digital façade. Featuring artworks from Moana Ahwang, […]

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