Born 1965 in Gurambilbarra (Townsville), Australia

Lives in Gurambilbarra (Townsville)

Meriam Mir, Mer Island, Torres Strait. Language group: Piadram

Gail Mabo is a Meriam artist from Mer Island in the Torres Strait. Her multidisciplinary practice stretches from dance to visual arts and is always grounded in Indigenous cultural knowledges. Mabo’s star maps, constructed out of bamboo and cotton, demonstrate her people’s complex understanding of celestial navigation and have come to define her artistic practice.

Supported by the Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

Read more about the 24th Biennale of Sydney, Ten Thousand Suns, by purchasing the catalogue here.