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Berkeley Editions Fine Art is proud and excited to announce our new association with acclaimed Torres Strait Islander artist, DENNIS NONA.
Profound in nature as well as scale, the expansive linocut prints of Dennis Nona demand attention. The intricate lines and gouge marks form a material and tangible representation of Torres Strait myths and legends.
The physicality of Nona’s work is understandable given that he grew up learning traditional wood carving.
An artist since he was a teen, Nona refined his carving skills with linocuts, etchings and sculptures. It is through these media that he documents ancient Torres Strait stories in a visual form.
Nona’s success has led to acclaim both at home and overseas. His work is highly regarded for its role in regenerating cultural knowledge, practices and language. The patterns, designs and bold imagery in his art are an important device for passing on wisdom in a culture without a written language that relies on oral tradition and dance.