Brian Robinson & Tamika Grant-Iramu

A Carved Landscape: Stories of Connection and Culture

22 October - 4 December 2021

 A Carved Landscape: Stories of Connection and Culture presents a bold collection of prints by Torres Strait Islander artists Brian Robinson and Tamika Grant-Iramu. What began as a formal mentorship between the two, has now progressed into dynamic parallel collegial practices. 

Both artists are inspired by their immediate home environments – Cairns for Robinson and Brisbane for Grant-Iramu. Among the works showcased is an ambitious collaborative relief-print, a large-scale installation that merges their two distinctive carving styles. Robinson and Grant-Iramu have divergent experiences of coastal and urban environments, yet their creative responses to place resonate with strong similarities, reflecting Torres Strait Islander traditions where motifs of their natural surroundings are central to their stories. 

Their work is infused and underpinned by contemporary Torres Strait Islander culture, familial experiences, mythology (from Indigenous Australia as well as other cultures), popular culture and more traditional art historical concerns. Throughout their collaboration, the physicality of carving lino has simultaneously provoked the sharing of ideas, values and stories.

The artists would like to acknowledge the support of Australia Council for the Arts towards the development of this project. We would also like to thank Editions Tremblay NFP, triebSTUDIO | art+design, Onespace Gallery and Impress Printmakers Studio.


OPENING EVENT: Saturday 6 November 2021

Brian Robinson & Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country, 2019-2021
Vinyl-cut on Arches BFK Rives 300gsm and Hahnemühle Hellwiss 350 alpha-cottom gsm paper mounted on aluminium, installation comprising of 37 pieces – approx. 280 x 670cm.
1SP, 2AP + Edition of 3 available (Edition 1/3 RESERVED)
$40,000 (unmounted) | $44,000 (mounted)

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country I, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 20 x 60cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$660

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
(in collaboration with Brian Robinson)
Carving Country II, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 60 x 40cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$770

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country III, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 40 x 30cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$660

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
(in collaboration with Brian Robinson)
Carving Country IV, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 40 x 60cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$770

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country V, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 30 x 30cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$550

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country VI, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 20 x 60cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$660

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Country VII, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 30 x 30cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$550

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
(in collaboration with Brian Robinson)
Carving Country VIII, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 60 x 40cm
AP + Edition 1-10 of 10 available
$770

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
(in collaboration with Brian Robinson)
Carving Country: Reflection, 2019-2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle Hellweiss 350-alpha cotton gsm paper mounted on aluminium, 100 x 200cm
AP + Edition of 5 available
$5,000 (mounted on aluminium) | $4,500 (unmounted, print only)

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Carving Memories: continued line, continued place, 2019
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper
Left panel: 180 x 80cm; Middle panel: 200 x 80cm; Right panel: 160 x 80cm
Editions: 1AP + 1 – 3 available
$5500

Left-hand Series: $2,000
Middle Panel: $2,500
Right-hand Panel: $2,000

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Complex Ecologies II, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 56cm x 99cm
Edition 2-15 of 15 available
$990 (unframed)

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Tamika Grant-Iramu
Complex Ecologies III, 2021
Vinyl-cut on Hahnemühle paper, 56cm x 99cm
Editions 4-15 of 15 available
$990 (unframed)

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Brian Robinson
Uncharted: Astrolabe and Zelee in Kulkalgal country, 2020
Linocut on paper mounted on board, 100 x 188cm
Edition AP (9 prints available)
$7,700 (unframed)

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Brian Robinson
Bedhan Lag: Land of the Kaiwalagal, 2019
Linocut on paper mounted on board, 100 x 185cm
Edition AP (Edition 8/10 Reserved | Edition 9-10 of 10 available)
$11,000

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Brian Robinson
Floristic sanctum 2, 2017-2021
Linocut on paper with palight plastic mounted to board, 100 x 188 x 25cm
8 prints available with varied blooms
$25,000

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Brian Robinson
Ai Baud, 2018
Linocut, 83 x 121m (framed)
Edition AP available
$2,200 (unframed) | $2,700 (framed)

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Brian Robinson
The bu shell was blown heralding the arrival of the monsoons, 2015-2019
Palight plastic, enamel spray paint, plastic skulls, feathers, shells & raffia
150 x 115 x 25cm, wall installation – 9 pieces
$42,000

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