Billy Missi Lino Cut Print Framed
Billy Missi Lino Cut
Billy Missi, 1970- 2012, was a Maluilgal man from Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait. Billy is known as one of the leading printmakers of this region, having exhibited widely and achieved both national and international acclaim. He comes from a respected family of art practitioners and choreographers, from the tribes of Wagedagam, Geomu and Panai in Malu Lilgal (Western Torres Strait).
Billy was known for his bold and intricate linocut prints that depict both his own life experiences and knowledge passed down by elders, Missi was also active in transmitting cultural knowledge to the next generation. He believed in the power of art to make change.