Wakain Thanau  

NorthSite Contemporary Arts is currently open with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. The exhibition can also be viewed online here.

A comprehensive exhibition of printmaking by the late artist Billy Missi.

Working with the family and friends of the late artist Billy Missi (born 1970 on Mabuaig Island, Torres Strait), curator Russell Milledge and NorthSite Contemporary Arts presents the retrospective exhibition, Billy Missi’n Wakain Thamai.

The bilingual retrospective exhibition honours the artistic and linguistic work of Missi, a prominent figure in the establishment of the Torres Strait Island Printmaking Movement. Billy Missi is remembered as a prolific artist and proactive maintainer of language and culture for his people. Rare and never-before-exhibited monoprints and etchings are included alongside iconic linoprints by the artist.

This is a satellite exhibition of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2020.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

13 Jul - 12 Sep

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Bulmba-ja arts centre, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia