2013/0061 Girelal

Girelal

Artist

Alick (Zugub) TIPOTI
Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
28 Nov 1975
 in
Waiben (Thursday Island), Torres Strait, Queensland

Artwork

Title
Girelal
Date
2011
Medium/Material
linocut on Hahnemuhle paper
Dimensions
120.0 x 825.0 cm (image)131.0 x 835.0 cm (paper) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 2013
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2013/0061
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightAlick Tipoti is a Baduliag man from the Torres Strait Islands. He is one of a group of artists who was instrumental in the re-emergence of carving traditions of the Torres Strait Islander people, which for many years following European settlement had become rarely practiced. Tipoti draws on the cultural traditions of his people, the Badu of the western Torres Strait, to compose the lino prints for which he is primarily known. Central to his creativity is his relationship to the Zugubal (ancestors) that directly inform his work, their words being translated into elaborate imagery. Tipoti however considers himself to be a carver, more so than a printmaker, and the prints that he creates from his carvings are but a record of the carving process he engages in. (AGWA 2013)

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