Community: Kubin : QLD
Fred Joe was born and raised on Mua Island. His family are from Serganigal and…on the northern side of the island. His totems are the Koedal (Crocodile), Kursi (Hammerhead shark) and Dhangal (Dugong). Fred’s etchings and monoprints depict these totems, along with his memories of Kubin in the old times. His art work also describes the stories told by his ancestors through their dreams, which are passed down from father to son.
‘Ancestor stories and stories from more recent times are all important. They remind us where we have come from and guide us towards where we need to go.’
Fred Joe is a former TSI Councillor and is currently deputy chair of Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation.
|2014-07-24||Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns QLD - 2014 CIAF - Cairns Indigenous Art Fair||Group|
|2013-05-16||Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne VIC - Art of the Torres Strait, Mua Art||Group|