Clan group: Angkamuthi /Yadhaykana
Language group: Uradhi/Injinoo Ikya
Teho Ropeyarn is an early mid-career artist and curator from the community of Injinoo, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. He currently lives and works in Cairns.
Teho is a descendant of the Seven Rivers Peoples of Angkamuthi and connected to the Yadhaykana clan group located on the west and east coasts of Northern Cape York Peninsula.
Teho began printmaking in 2010, after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. While his art practice is contemporary in approach it is deeply grounded in his father’s cultural heritage and incorporates the rhythm, patterns, and imagery based on traditional body markings. With the permission of the Injinoo Elders, Teho’s works depict significant events and dreaming sights, totems and the four clan groups of the Injinoo peoples, land and sea, and ceremonial body design elements.
He is represented in major public and private collections in Australia and overseas, has exhibited extensively, and received numerous prizes and awards. In 2022 he was represented in rīvus (23rd Biennale of Sydney).
He is represented by Onespace Gallery, Brisbane.
Shifting the Narrative
27 Jun – 10 Oct 2020
Queen's Land: Blak Portraiture
17 May – 11 Aug 2019
ARTNOW FNQ 2015
27 Nov 2015 – 17 Feb 2016
Out of Queensland:
New Indigenous Textiles
6 Dec 2019 – 19 Feb 2020
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