Badhulgaw rock art

Liam M. Brady

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Across the Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) landscape, granite boulders and rock shelters have been inscribed with symbols that reflect aspects of Islander and Aboriginal history. identity, memories and experience. As one of the most widespread and recognisable forms of visual heritage, rock art allows us to gain insight into
the early artistic traditions from the reg ion, a legacy that Alick Tipoti continues through his work today. This essay introduces Zenadh Kes rock art and then explores the sites and motifs from the island of Badu as a way of situating Alick's work against a backdrop of an earlier artistic tradition that today provides inspiration and guidance to Alick and other Badhulgal artists.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCairns Regional Gallery
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780975763568
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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