Torres Strait Island artist David Bosun grew up in a very sensitive cultural environment and from the age of four, he practiced traditional dancing and singing. He first became interested in art in grade six after participating in an art class at school. David went to Thursday Island Secondary school and later moved to All Saints and St Gabriels Anglican college in Charters Towers, Queensland. During High School, he was always in trouble for drawing in class instead of doing his work.
David has attended James Cook University and Cairns TAFW. He traveled extensively internationally with the touring exhibition Gelam my Son. He was also part of a delegation to Cambridge University and is believed to be part of the first people from the Torres Strait to examine the Haddon Collection of Torres Strait artifacts. David has also attended a cultural exchange in Suva, Fiji.
Kulba Sabi (OLD LORE) 2021
Each and every kinship group is headed by a leader who has the status of an elder and plays a very important role within his traditional society and community.
He has the authority gained through his own personal achievements and his birthright as a son of his forefathers; he has and will always look out for the safety, health, and well-being of his people.
Image size 38 W x 56 H cm
Paper size 56 W x 76 H cm