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VINCENT BABIA
KOEY BUWAI MAB:MIGRATION FROM SAIBAI ISLAND TO CAPE YORK

26 April – 9 June '19

The story of a voluntary mass migration of a community from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait to the mainland after World War II, is explored in a new exhibition by Vincent Babia. Babia is a descendant of the Ait Kodal (Crocodile clan) and Samu (Cassowary clan) from Saibai Island and his family is one of many that relocated from Saibai to mainland Australia in the 1940s and 50s. He is a highly regarded sculptor of ceremonial masks, canoes and drums with works represented in the National Gallery of Australia. In this exhibition, Babia traces the stories of Saibai Island culture and the pearl luggers’ journeys from the island to the mainland, through sculptures and related vinyl cut prints. MORE

QUEEN’S LAND
BLAK PORTRAITURE-LATE 19th CENTURY TO PRESENT

17 May – 11 August '19

The notion of identity – who we are, how we see ourselves and how others see us – is a source of deep fascination. QUEEN’S LAND: BLAK PORTRAITURE-LATE 19th CENTURY TO PRESENT aims to explore how black identity in Queensland has been defined and visually represented through portraiture by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from the late 19th century to the present. MORE

Naomi Hobson
Adolescent Wonderland

17 May – 11 August '19

Naomi Hobson lives and works in Coen, a remote Indigenous community in Cape York, where she plays an important role as an artist, mentor and creative inspiration. Adolescent Wonderland comprises a new body of photographic portraits that establishes new narratives around black representation, identity and gender in Coen. MORE