Our mission is to create and provide opportunity for Badu Island people to express their art, and in doing so increase and strengthen the awareness of Badu Island Culture.

Our mission is to create and provide opportunity for Badu Island people to express their art, and in doing so increase and strengthen the awareness of Badu Island Culture. Badu Island has great creative depth. Some of its artists are already known, while some are emerging into the public arena. All of their work is powerful, reflecting their strong cultural traditions, language and links to the sea. Badu artists are producing works using a range of media including printmaking, etching, jewellery, textiles and carving.

Our “Badu Island Art” brand is registered and features on all our quality garments and wearable art.

Featured Artist Laurie Nona of Badu Art Centre. Image courtesy of Badu Art Centre.

Featured Artist: Laurie Nona

Laurie Nona has been collected by the National Gallery of Australia since the 1990’s and is regarded as one of the most exciting artists in the Torres Strait. Laurie works beautifully across lino relief, copper plate etching and carving with a unique strength, both in style and symbol.
He is ambitious and courageous as an artist, and has successfully completed some superb works including a massive tribal drum, which stands over 6 feet tall.