Torres Strait lino-carvings and paintings are nothing short of breathtaking! These skilfully refined prints are intricately detailed with traditional motifs, totems and graphics which create an everlasting extension of an ancient art-form used to adorn ornate functional items and ceremonial objects. These forms of low relief carving have been lying in a dormant state until just recently, with a growing number of contemporary Island artists utilising the traditional skills and techniques of their ancestors to pass-on knowledge, define experiences and preserve culture.
Lino artists are in fact pioneers, revitalising a once vibrant culture to the fore of how modern Australia understands Torres Strait islanders to culture and country.
Check out the collection of astonishing art we are creating, both lino-cut prints and paintings, and learn about the meaning and vision behind our work.