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Artists and Art Centres
The art and traditions of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples are amongst the oldest and richest in human history. For generations, the ancient knowledge, stories, practices and beliefs of our ancestors have been passed down orally and kept alive through language, ceremonies, song, dance, art and craft.
We are proud to support over 100 artists, including the region’s three art centres to display and sell their work through our Gallery Shop and two exhibition spaces.
Gab Titui proudly displays work from artists across the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area through the Gallery Shop and two exhibition spaces.
Badu Art Centre
Badu Art Centre is a Torres Strait Islander owned and governed art centre located on Badu Island in the western group of the Torres Strait Islands, which became incorporated in December 2009. The focus of the Centre is to enable the expression and renewal of Badu Island cultural practices and to preserve and promote arts, crafts and culture.
In 2008 Erub Arts became the first incorporated art centre in the Torres Strait. The Centre specialises in hand-built, wood fired ceramics, printmaking, as well as creating jewellery, textiles, weaving and handcrafted dance ornaments. Erub Arts is a unique art centre bringing community learning in broadcasting, music, performance and IT technology together in the one facility.
Moa Arts is a Torres Strait Islander owned and governed art centre located on Moa Island in the Torres Strait, which became incorporated in December 2009. The focus of the centre is to enable the expression and renewal of cultural practices and to preserve and promote Torres Strait Island arts, crafts and culture on Moa Island.
Gab Titui Art Materials Project
The Art Materials Project began in 2007, when the Gab Titui Cultural Centre received funding through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, to deliver an art materials service. The Project enabled Gab Titui to sell professional quality art materials at a subsidised rate through Gab Titui's Gallery Shop to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal artists in the region.