Turtle Mask
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Mixed Media

Artist: Alick Tipoti

Alick Tipoti is a world renowned professional artist from Badu Island in the Torres Strait. His work depicts many meaningful symbols about the Land Sea & Sky of his country through traditional Melanesian patterns. Alick translates & interprets images of his spiritual ancestors and their totems. Through his work he also shares & educates general ancient knowledge about Torres Strait Islander culture for he is guided by the ancient traditonal practices of his people. Most of his works are accompanied by traditional Chants, Songs & Dance. He is one of very few people today who speaks his Language of Kala Lagaw Ya fluently for this is the center reason for his art practice. His work is in held in many prestigious collections both nationally and internationally including the

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

British Museum, London, UK

Queensland Art Gallery -­‐ Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Cairns, QLD

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University

Museum, Cambridge, UK

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT

Parliament House of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), Canberrra, ACT

Kluge-­‐Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA

Jean-­‐Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia

Belau National Museum, Koror, Palau

Torres Strait Regional Authority, Thursday Island

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD

Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD

Griffith Artworks, Brisbane, QLD

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT

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