The Gab Titui Cultural Centre is a contemporary art gallery and keeping place for cultural artefacts, located on Thursday Island – land of the Kaurareg nation, the traditional custodians of the Kaiwalagal region (Inner Islands) of the Torres Strait. Their goal is to contribute to the preservation and revitalisation of their region’s rich cultures, and to the development and promotion of local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal art.
The Gab Titui Cultural Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into the vibrant art and culture of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area. The Wabunaw Geth gallery – their main gallery space – has a changing program of exhibitions displaying artworks that include sculptures, headdresses, intricate lino-cut prints, wood carvings and paintings, as well as jewellery made from local materials such as pearl and sea shells. Artworks on display represent the unique Indigenous cultures of the surrounding communities and illustrate Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal myths, legends, and connection to the sea and land.
Experience the spirit of the Torres Strait during their exhibition openings as traditional dancers relay stories from the different islands through dynamic performances, distinctive music, and songs in their outdoor performance area.