Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona is widely acknowledged as one the most important Torres Strait Islander artists.

His work can be seen in the collections of most of the major Australian art institutions and in several important overseas collections. These include the National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Cambridge University Museum UK and the Museum of American Indian Arts, USA.

Nona pioneered the development of the highly intricate linocut prints unique to the Torres Strait Islands. He has documented, in a vivid visual form, the ancient myths and legends of his island and the wider Torres Strait that had previously been transmitted by oral story telling and dance.

He uses a more graphic way of storytelling. Instead of a work based on a single image like that of the traditional Torres Strait Islander art, he introduced many, following what was being done by mainland Aboriginal artists. In this way he could relate an entire narrative in one single work with all the characters and events in one image. To link the work he introduced a matrix of delicately lined clan patterning, so binding the entire story to its place of origin. Since this breakthrough, the intricate designs and bold figurative imagery created by printmakers like Nona, have given local culture a vital reinvigoration. Today they are central to a cultural revival and elders now refer to them to help them to relate ancient stories to others. These were fast fading from common knowledge and being lost to new generations of Islanders suffering the cultural dislocation often imposed of the impact European settlement and influence.


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Neitau Dhangal
DNCB_092
34 x 27 cm
13.4 x 10.6 inches
Cast bronze
AUD$No longer available



Apu Kaz - Mother and Baby Dugong
DNCB_093
200 x 70 cm (mother)
78.7 x 27.6 inches (mother)
80 x 25 cm (baby)
31.5 x 9.8 inches (baby)
Cast bronze
AUD$No longer available



Gaigai Pakail - Tails of the Trevally
DNCB_122
67 x 157 x 22 cm
26.4 x 61.8 x 8.7 inches
Cast Bronze
AUD$26,500 (available)



Dadu Minaral - Turtle
DNCB_130
650 x 120 x 65 cm
255.9 x 47.2 x 25.6 inches
Cast bronze
AUD$25,850



Gubuka
DNCB_135
106 x 88 cm
41.7 x 34.6 inches
Cast Bronze and Cast Aluminium with Pearl Shell Inlay
AUD$52,600 (available)



Bu
DNCB_170
18 x 40 cm
7.1 x 15.7 inches
Cast bronze
AUD$8,750 (available)



Byerb Ibaik
DNCB_171
16 x 15 x 24 cm
6.3 x 5.9 x 9.4 inches
White brass, black and white pearl-shell, giddi-giddi seeds and fibre
AUD$11,750 (available)



Lagan Wakkimthimin - Spirit of the Catch (Skateboard)
DNSD_007
80 x 60 cm
31.5 x 23.6 inches
Laser Cut Skateboard
AUD$2.250 (available)



Zurathau Dhogai (Skateboard)
DNSD_021
80 x 40 cm
31.5 x 15.7 inches
Laser Cut Skateboard
AUD$1,500 (available)



Waru Kazil - Hatching Baby Turtles (Skateboard)
DNSD_087
80 x 20 cm
31.5 x 7.9 inches
Laser Cut Skateboard
AUD$No longer available



Dangau Pui (Skateboard)
DNSD_118
80 x 20 cm
31.5 x 7.9 inches
Laser Cut Skateboard
AUD$750 (available)



Mazaru Bai (Skateboard)
DNSD_119
80 x 20 cm
31.5 x 7.9 inches
Laser Cut Skateboard
AUD$750 (available)



Gapu Dhangal
DNWP_052
57 x 76 cm (paper size)
22.4 x 29.9 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Awai Yithuyil
DNWP_053
154 x 120 cm (paper size)
60.6 x 47.2 inches (paper size)
Linocut Kaidaral
AUD$No longer available



Sessere
DNWP_054
125 x 210 cm (paper size)
49.2 x 82.7 inches (paper size)
Linocut Kaidaral
AUD$No longer available



Sikue State II
DNWP_065
104 x 66 cm (paper size)
40.9 x 26 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Myrta
DNWP_067
108 x 62 cm (paper size)
42.5 x 24.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Usul Kisau - Rain Moon
DNWP_070
66 x 60 cm (paper size)
26 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Kwod
DNWP_071
108 x 61 cm (paper size)
42.5 x 24 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$900



Mamoose (Chief Mamoose)
DNWP_072
110 x 61 cm (paper size)
43.3 x 24 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Dhangilau Id
DNWP_073
66 x 60 cm (paper size)
26 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching tusche technique
AUD$No longer available



Wamadai (Plant Medicine)
DNWP_075
36 x 67 cm (paper size)
14.2 x 26.4 inches (paper size)
Etching tusche technique
AUD$700



Uzu Pui (Stone Fish Medicine)
DNWP_076
66 x 35.5 cm (paper size)
26 x 14 inches (paper size)
Etching tusche technique
AUD$No longer available



Warti Dhogai (Witch)
DNWP_079
66 x 35.5 cm (paper size)
26 x 14 inches (paper size)
Etching tusche technique
AUD$700



Octopus and Effigies
DNWP_081
66 x 54 cm (paper size)
26 x 21.3 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$600



Wakasu (Coconut Oil)
DNWP_082
x 54 cm (paper size)
26 x 21.3 inches (paper size)
Etching tusche technique
AUD$700



Waru Kazil - Hatching Baby Turtles
DNWP_087
76 x 34.5 cm (paper size)
29.9 x 13.6 inches (paper size)
Hand coloured linocut
AUD$No longer available



Dhogai Zug
DNWP_090
118 x 270.5 cm (paper size)
46.5 x 106.5 inches (paper size)
Linocut handcoloured
AUD$9,250



Bywa - Water Spout
DNWP_094
100 x 70 cm (paper size)
39.4 x 27.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$950



Kabuwai - Halo Around the Moon
DNWP_095
100 x 70 cm (paper size)
39.4 x 27.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$POA (All edtitions are sold out but we still have one A/P print in stock)



Sarup Au Zig - Lost Man
DNWP_098
96 x 139 cm (paper size)
37.8 x 54.7 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,750



Umai Ar Dhangalau Kuik - Dog or Dugong Mask
DNWP_099
61 x 108 cm (paper size)
24 x 42.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$POA (All editions are sold out but we still have one print in stock)



Ariew Urual - Rain Creature
DNWP_101
50 x 25 cm (paper size)
19.7 x 9.8 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Kaiwai - Barnacle
DNWP_106
70 x 100 cm (paper size)
27.6 x 39.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$800



Kanara - Deathadder
DNWP_110
70 x 100 cm (paper size)
27.6 x 39.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$No longer available



Ubarrau Pyetutai - Rain for Native Fruits
DNWP_112
100 x 70 cm (paper size)
39.4 x 27.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$800



Karral - Calm Weather
DNWP_113
70 x 100 cm (paper size)
27.6 x 39.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$800



Bywa Udthaik
DNWP_123
140 x 85 cm (paper size)
55.1 x 33.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,250



Gauatau Ural
DNWP_125
110 x 93 cm (paper size)
43.3 x 36.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,000



Margul Urab
DNWP_129
80 cm x 60 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,250



Dokeran
DNWP-132
120 x 80 cm (paper size)
47.2 x 31.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,000



Bulla Roar
DNWP-133
80 x 60 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,250



Amal I
DNWP-134
80 cm x 110 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 43.3 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,500



Mard Garutherik
DNWP-136
120 x 80 cm (paper size)
47.2 x 31.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,250



Kisai Mari Patan
DNWP-137
120 x 80 cm (paper size)
47.2 x 31.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,250



Adiew Taab
DNWP-139
100 x 169 cm (paper size)
39.4 x 66.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,500



Tupmul Aw Kwod
DNWP-140
120 x 100 cm (paper size)
47.2 x 39.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$3,000



Kupi
DNWP-141
183 x 99 cm (paper size)
72 x 39 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$3,250



Amal II
DNWP_142
80 x 120 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 47.2 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,750



Dibadib II
DNWP_143
60 x 40 cm (paper size)
23.6 x 15.7 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,000



Kusul
DNWP_144
40 x 60 cm (paper size)
15.7 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,000



Gamu Minaral
DNWP_145
80 x 60 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,250



Kuik
DNWP_147
40 x 60 cm (paper size)
15.7 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,000



Celalal Yana
DNWP_148
80 x 60 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 23.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,350



Tura Nagai
DNWP_149
99 x 140 cm (paper size)
39 x 55.1 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$3,150



Mutuk
DNWP_150
216 x 513 cm (paper size)
85 x 202 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$35,000



Goba II
DNWP_151
229 x 183.5 cm (paper size)
90.2 x 72.2 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$12,000



Pyban
DNWP_152
39 x 49 cm (paper size)
15.4 x 19.3 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$700



Piki
DNWP_153
79.5 x 120 cm (paper size)
31.3 x 47.2 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,500



Gubaka
DNWP_154
100 x 164 cm (paper size)
39.4 x 64.6 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$3,500



Urrga
DNWP_155
120 x 80 cm (paper size)
47.2 x 31.5 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$1,500



Maman
DNWP_156
80 x 120 cm (paper size)
31.5 x 47.2 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,000



Thurr
DNWP_158
170 x 100 cm (paper size)
66.9 x 39.4 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$3,500



Abatuli
DNWP_164
78 x 107 cm (paper size)
30.7 x 42.1 inches (paper size)
Etching
AUD$2,500


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