Mersane is originally from Badu Island and was introduced to art at high school where she was immediately taken by the different styles and techniques available. She started out working with batik and screen printing, and has since developed an enduring love for drawing. As a strong Torres Strait Islander woman, Mersane is proud of her talents and abilities.
"When I worked at Moa Arts in Kubin I had the opportunity to work with different mediums such as linocut and etching plates, which made me feel blessed to be able to express what I love doing through my artwork. The biggest influence and inspiration in my art has been my brother, a well-known artist, Laurie Nona. Laurie made my love for art continue throughout my life so he is someone I really look up to." Mersane Loban
MERSANE LOBAN | 'Ipkaziew Thawalaw Wapi Mai' | 2012 | Etching and aquatint print | Image size: 20 x 15 cm | Paper size: 38 x 28 cm