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Billy Missi’n Wakain Thamai

Fri 14th August - Sun 19th September 7pm - 11:55pm

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A comprehensive exhibition of printmaking by the late artist Billy Missi at Northsite Gallery

Exhibition Opening:

Saturday 15 August

3pm-5pm

Bulmba-ja Arts Centre , 96 Abbott Street, Cairns.

Opened by Cr. Gabriel Bani (Wagadagam Tribal Elder & Deputy Mayor, Torres Shire Council)

*Please RSVP via Northsite website.

Also - Livestreamed via the CIAF Facebook Page from 3:05pm

Working with the family and friends of the late artist Billy Missi (born 1970 on Mabuaig Island, Torres Strait), curator Russell Milledge and NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents the retrospective exhibition, Billy Missi’n Wakain Thamai.

The bilingual retrospective exhibition honours the artistic and linguistic work of Missi, a prominent figure in the establishment of the Torres Strait Island Printmaking Movement. Billy Missi is remembered as a prolific artist and proactive maintainer of language and culture for his people. Rare and never-before-exhibited monoprints and etchings are included alongside iconic linoprints by the artist.

 

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