Alick Tipoti: Mawa Adhaz Parual—Sorcerer Masks

Milledge, Russell, Inoue, Tai, and Tipoti, Alick (2011) Alick Tipoti: Mawa Adhaz Parual—Sorcerer Masks. [Video]

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Abstract

During the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in August 2011 leading Torres Strait Island artist Alick TIpoti presented his latest body of creative art works at Canopy Artspace in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia. The presentation titled Mawa Adhaz Parual—Sorcerer Masks included a performance work using elaborate costumes, voice and dance created specifically for the event. Russell Milledge from the School of Creative Arts JCU was engaged to capture the performance as it was presented live at the opening of the exhibition. Video and sound recording by Tai Inoue, post production by Russell Milledge.

Research Statement

Research Background Mawa Adhaz Parul (Sorcerer Masks). Alick Tipoti from Badu Island in the Torres Strait premiered his Sorcerer Masks, representing a new direction for this award-winning artist. He has exhibited throughout Australia, as well as in London, Berlin, Paris and New York, and his work has been featured in the exhibition Land, Sea and Sky: Contemporary Art of the Torres Strait at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane in 2O11. Dates & times: Fri 19 – Sun 21 Aug, 1Oam – 6pm.
Research Contribution Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a unique three-day event that merges an art market with a celebration of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. CIAF is the only art fair in Australia to welcome commercial art galleries and Indigenous art centres to sell and showcase art by Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. This celebration is located at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
Research Significance Video work documenting the performance at the opening of Mawa Adhaz Parul (Sorcerer Masks)during the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2011.
Item ID: 18924
Item Type: Video
Keywords: Alick Tipoti, Torres Strait Islands, Indigenous art, contemporary art, Melanesian, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Media of Output: Digital Video and Audio
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 23:29
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) @ 50%
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