Zendah Kes (Torres Strait Islands) Alick Tipoti is arguably the most important artist of his generation, and for the first time we are presenting a retrospective of his works. 

A cultural and environmental artist, Tipoti is highly respected for his work in regenerating cultural knowledge and language. Guided by the traditional cultural practices of his people, Tipoti’s storytelling encompasses traditional cosmology, marine environments and ocean conservation – focusing on what it means to be a sea person.

Kisay Dhangal by Alick Tipoti. Australian National Maritime Museum Collection 00054952_001

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brings together some of the finest examples of Tipoti’s unique and intricate linocut printmaking practice. The exhibition also showcases his award-winning sculptural works, ancestral masks, personal sketchbook and film. 

Tipoti is highly revered due to his sophistication and ability to spread his concerns and messages through his art.

Main image: Kaygasiw Usul, Alick Tipoti. Australian National Maritime Museum Collection 00054384. Purchased with funds from the Sid Faithfull and Christine Sadler program supporting Contemporary Indigenous Maritime Heritage in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands through The Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation.

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