Koey Buwai Mab exhibition opening

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Sat 27 Apr 2019

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Cairns Art Gallery, corner of Shields St and Abbott St, Cairns

Website: https://www.cairnsartgallery.com.au/whats-on/programs-events/vincent-babia-event-2019

Contact person: Cairns Art Gallery

Phone: 40464800

Email: info@cairnsartgallery.com.au

Join artist Vincent Babia and Mona Townson, Seisia Community Speaker, at Cairns Art Gallery for the official opening of Koey Buwai Mab: Migration from Saibai Island to Cape York.

The opening event will also feature fantastic performances by dance groups Seisia Kayin Thithuyil and Guba Markai.

About the exhibition and artist

The story of a voluntary mass migration of a community from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait to the mainland after World War II, is explored in a new exhibition by Vincent Babia.

Babia is a descendant of the Ait Kodal (Crocodile clan) and Samu (Cassowary clan) from Saibai Island and his family is one of many that relocated from Saibai to mainland Australia in the 1940s and 50s. He is a highly regarded sculptor of ceremonial masks, canoes and drums with works represented in the National Gallery of Australia. In this exhibition, Babia traces the stories of Saibai Island culture and the pearl luggers’ journeys from the island to the mainland, through sculptures and related vinyl cut prints.

Exhibition dates

26 April to 9 June 2019.

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Last updated: 16 April 2019