Internationally renowned Torres Straight artist, Brian Robinson will guide expedition guests through Cape York and Arnhem Land on a voyage combining the very best of Australia’s beautiful northern coastline with a unique opportunity to experience art and culture firsthand.
Brian was born in 1973 and raised in the idyllic tropical surroundings of the Torres Strait Islands, located between the tip of Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. Here, he gained valuable knowledge and appreciation of the culture of his people and was influenced by the myths and legends of the Torres Strait, and the traditional motifs and natural carving ability of the Islanders. Now based in Cairns, he commenced work with Cairns Regional Gallery in 1997 as a trainee curator through the Museums Australia Curatorial Internship program as the first Torres Strait Islander to be appointed through the program. Since then, Brian Robinson has worked on numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is the founding artist of triebSTUDIO, a local art studio that specializes in indigenous visual art and design that includes drawing, printmaking, installation, sculpture and public art as well as arts administration and curatorial projects.
Brian Robinson’s work has been widely collected both privately and through major institutions both in Australia and overseas.
Detais: 'Queen Fish Motif', 2010, Linocut print, Paper size 30 x 40cm