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Linocut culture

Award winning printmaker Teho Ropeyarn hails from Injinoo, a community on the very tip of Cape York Peninsula. Teho’s Apudthama has recently been added to the ‘National collection’ by the National Gallery of Australia.

Teho Ropeyarn is an artist who’s inspiration comes from the stories passed down from Injinoo Elders from far north Queensland. Finding his feet in linocut works, Teho presents totemic animals and landscapes with his printmaking.

This exciting new artist won the ‘Works on paper’ award at last year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art award for Apudthama, a work which has recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia for it’s ‘National collection’.

Linocut artist Teho Ropeyarn standing in front of his award winning work Apudthama

From ABC Radio National Program: “AWAYE!”
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/awaye/linocut-culture/5307088