Clan groups: Maluyligal and Wuthathi (Torres Strait), Dayak (Malaysia)
Language group: Kal Lagaw Ya
Brian Robinson was born in 1973 in Waiben (Thursday Island), in the Torres Strait. He lives and works in Cairns, Queensland.
Brian is an established artist who is nationally and internationally recognised for his printmaking and public sculptures which draw on mythology and popular culture across different cultures. In his works, objects and themes from Torres Strait Islander myths are juxtaposed against well-known mainstream narratives and legends such as Noah’s Ark and the great floods, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Adam and Eve.
Brian has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas since the mid-1990s. His work is represented in many national and international public and private collections, and he has undertaken numerous national and international residencies and public art commissions.
He is represented by Onespace Gallery, Brisbane.
Brian Robinson: Pacific crosscurrents
9 Jul – 7 Sep 2016
ARTNOW FNQ 2022
17 Dec 2022 – 12 Feb 2023
FACELESS Transforming Identity: Blak/Black Artists from North Australia, Africa and the African Diaspora
25 Jun – 2 Oct 2022
Out of Queensland:
New Indigenous Textiles
6 Dec 2019 – 19 Feb 2020
ARTNOW FNQ 2019
13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020
Malu Minar: Art of the Torres Strait
2 Apr – 22 May 2011
Ilan Pasin: This is our way
6 Nov 1998 – 31 Jan 1999
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