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About us

About our Art Centre

Moa Art

Moa Arts is the trading name of Ngalmun Lagau Minaral, which means ‘our islands’ design’.

We are an Indigenous owned and operated Art Centre on Mua Island in the western cluster of Zenadh Kes – the Torres Strait.

Through our artwork we keep Mualgal traditions and Zenadh Kes arts and culture strong for everyone.

Fiona Elisala Mosby hard at work at KickArts Indigenous Printmaking Program, Cairns 2018.

Photo: Blueclick Photography

Creative inspiration for the work at Moa Arts comes from Mualgal ancestral stories, totemic representation and connections to sea, land, sky and family. Mua’s artists don’t have to look far to be inspired. The island and its surrounding waters and reefs hold a diverse set of land and marine ecosystems with niches for many rare and unique species such as dugong and sea turtle.

Moa Arts sells a range of quality art that reflects the creative ingenuity of the Torres Strait Island people including:

  • Limited edition lino prints and etchings
  • Works on paper
  • Woven bags and baskets
  • Hand crafted jewellery
  • Wood carvings

All works are made on Moa Island and proceeds from sales go back directly to our artists and developing creative programs to support the community.

Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm