After the storm hatchlings on Mer Islandby Bai Tapau
Acrylic Paint on paper
1 in stock
About the artist
Waireed Bai Tapau
Clan Group: Comet Clan
Country: Murray Island (Mer)
Known to her friends as Bai, she is an inspirational emerging artist. Her art works echo the beauty of her island home. As a young girl she would sketch on boards or cardboard whilst sitting on the beach, gazing out to sea and nearby islands.
Bai’s paintings are a colourful fusion of contemporary elements and traditional designs reflecting familiar images of the reefs surrounding and wild life that reside on her island.
Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and the Cultural Centre Townsville. She has completed her Certificate lV in Visual Arts from the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE. In 2012 Bai joined the Murris in Ink printmakers group to create a series of mono prints for exhibition at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. A collection of MII mono prints were commissioned by Queensland Health and installed in the newly expanded Townsville Hospital in late 2012.