Artist Showcase | Jimmy Kenny Thaiday

Clan group: Peiudu
Language group: Creole (Torres Strait)

Jimmy Thaiday was born in Cairns, Queensland, in 1987. He lives and works in Erub, Torres Strait, Queensland.

Jimmy works in a range of media, including ghost net weaving, ceramics and printmaking, to create works that are inspired by his Torres Strait Islander heritage and cultural traditions. He has a deep connection with his culture which gives him the confidence and motivation to develop his ideas and artistic techniques.

Jimmy’s work has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions, and his work is represented in major national and international collections, including the British Museum, London; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve (MEG), Switzerland.

He is represented by Erub Arts, Torres Strait, Queensland


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13 Dec 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

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Jimmy Kenny Thaiday, Ceramics from the Ares Lu series, 2019, ceramic, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Erub Arts, Erub


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