Rich ancestral tales showcased in latest exhibition
Rich ancestral tales are the inspiration behind the latest exhibition, Sesserae, which opens at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery this week.
Featuring over 60 works from 1991-2005, Dennis Nona's Sesserae exhibition boldly tells the great stories of the Torres Strait.
Born on Badu (Mulgrave Island), Dennis has not only become an important ambassador for contemporary art of the Torres Strait Islands, but is also widely regarded as one of the premier linocut printmakers in Australia.
The centrepiece of his exhibition relays the epic account of a willy-wagtail bird on Badu Island, a tale which emphasises the importance of storytelling as a means of cultural survival.
Sesserae is on display from December 5 to 20 January, and will be officially opened on Friday 7 December at 6.30pm. The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
It is a Griffith Artworks travelling exhibition in partnership with Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA), toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.