Skip to content

Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s WEEKENDER appearance

Weekender TV Show hosts touring Gab Titui Cultural Centre with Bobby Kaigey, TSRA Member for Mer / Assistant Culture, Art and Heritage Portfolio

As part of promotional activities for the Year of Indigenous Tourism (YOIT), Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) engaged the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) to coordinate a recent visit by popular Channel 7 lifestyle program WEEKENDER in September.

The shoot successfully promoted the Gab Titui Cultural Centre with a tour of the recent 150ZK Exhibition displayed in the Wabunaw Geth and Ephraim Bani Galleries which is now partially displayed in Ephraim Bani Gallery.

The TSRA’s Culture, Art and Heritage Programme led the initiative to ensure the Gab Titui Cultural Centre and the Torres Strait Region were authentically represented with a focus on Torres Strait art, language revitalisation and culture.

The opportunity also offered a chance for Gab Titui Cultural Centre to showcase its newly refurbished gift shop and recognise the talents of our cultural practitioners, Margaret Gabey, Nancy Nona, Rose Tomsana and Goeynaw Isua.

Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM said, “the opportunity to work with TEQ and Channel 7 was very beneficial to Gab Titui Cultural Centre.”

“The TSRA maintains solid relationships with media agencies and tourism stakeholders like Tourism and Events Queensland to ensure the Torres Strait is represented in mainstream media to attract visitation and develop the growing tourism industry.”

“We welcome future media exposure to further showcase the region and Torres Strait art, culture and heritage.”

The WEEKENDER segment is scheduled to air on Channel 7 on Sunday 24 October 2021 at 5.30pm.

For those unable to physically visit the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, you can browse and shop authentic Torres Strait arts online at shop.gabtitui.gov.au

Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people are advised this website may contain names, images and recordings of people who have passed.