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ABORIGINAL ARTISTS OR WESTERN

Alick TIPOTI

 
Dates: 1975
Language: Kala Lagaw Ya
Community: Badu Island
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Torres Strait
State: Queensland


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Alick Tipoti is a Torres Strait Islander who is guided by the traditional cultural practices of his people. He believes in the Zugubal who were spoken about for many years by his ancestors. He is most diligent about what he sees as his responsibility to document the stories, genealogies, songs and other aspects of his culture so that it is available for future generations to learn, understand and practice.

He speaks his native language, Kala Lagaw Ya of the Maluilgal nation of Zenadh Kes. Alick believes that language is the vital ingredient that binds all cultures in the world today. 'Without your language you become a foreigner, lost in another persons culture. One of my favourite English word is analyse. In my language we call it Ses Tham or Thapul. Singing and dancing are forms of art that branch out from the centrepiece called language. Everything you do, traditionally or culturally, evolves from a language. When you know the language, you know your culture.'

He has been given the traditional name of ZUGUB which enables him to relate to the spirits of his ancestors, the ZUGUBAL. This provides him the insight and ability to translate the words of these ancestors into the beautifully delicate and complex imagery of his linocuts. 'When I work late at night carving traditional designs, I can sense the presence of the spirits who I verbally acknowledge and thank in language for their guidance and help in visualising the words they have given me. I vividly remember an unusual event late one evening where I was guided to resketch and change the interperation of a block I was about to carve. This was just one of the many occasions when I have connected with the Zugubal who have instructed me on the proper ways of our cultural traditions.'

Alick Tipotiís works have been collected by major galleries around the world, including the British Museum in London, the Musťe des Confluences in Lyon, the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in the US and a number of Australian museums.

Alick has created two monumental works for an exhibition at the Oceanographique Museum of Monaco. View these works
Artworks
Alick TIPOTI_Adhaz Parw Ngoedhe Buk_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 80100

Alick TIPOTI

Adhaz Parw Ngoedhe Buk

Bronze
> 20 000 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Ai Pugaik_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8041

Alick TIPOTI

Ai Pugaik

Linocut, handcoloured
500 < 1500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Aingu Uthuy Mabaig_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8024

Alick TIPOTI

Aingu Uthuy Mabaig

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Akulan Guraik_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8019

Alick TIPOTI

Akulan Guraik

Linocut
500 < 1500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Aralpaia A Zenikula_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8027

Alick TIPOTI

Aralpaia A Zenikula

Linocut
500 < 1500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Ariew Thurai Mabaig - Rain Caller_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8011

Alick TIPOTI

Ariew Thurai Mabaig - Rain Caller

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Baiwaw Garka_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8010

Alick TIPOTI

Baiwaw Garka

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Baywaw Mawa (Laag) I_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: AT68a

Alick TIPOTI

Baywaw Mawa (Laag) I

Fibreglass, Resin, Fibre, Beads, Rope, Feathers
> 20 000 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Bungu Mabaig_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8012

Alick TIPOTI

Bungu Mabaig

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Dhangal Launga Mizin_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8015

Alick TIPOTI

Dhangal Launga Mizin

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Gabau Aimai Mabaig_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8025

Alick TIPOTI

Gabau Aimai Mabaig

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Gapul_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8030

Alick TIPOTI

Gapul

Linocut, handcoloured
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Gubau Aimai Mabaigal_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 11111

Alick TIPOTI

Gubau Aimai Mabaigal

Linocut
6 500 < 10 000 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Kaiyaral Kula (framed work)_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8034

Alick TIPOTI

Kaiyaral Kula (framed work)

Linocut, handcoloured
500 < 1500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Kawragig_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: AT64

Alick TIPOTI

Kawragig

Fibreglass, Resin, Fibre, Rope, Feathers
> 20 000 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Kirisal_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8032

Alick TIPOTI

Kirisal

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Kisay Dhangal_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 3086

Alick TIPOTI

Kisay Dhangal

Bronze avec incrustation de nacre
> 20 000 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Koedal Augadhalaig_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8008

Alick TIPOTI

Koedal Augadhalaig

Linocut
0 < 500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Koedal Kazil Garr Yatharmik_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8029

Alick TIPOTI

Koedal Kazil Garr Yatharmik

Linocut
3000 < 6500 euros

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Alick TIPOTI_Koedal Kazil Garr Yatharmik_Australian Aboriginal art
N°: 8056

Alick TIPOTI

Koedal Kazil Garr Yatharmik

Linocut, handcoloured
> 20 000 euros

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    Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
We are signatories of the Indigenous Art Code
We are members of the Association des Galeries Parisiennes
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks