Established in 2004, The Gab Titui Cultural Centre (the name comes from Eastern and Western dialects of the region meaning ‘Journey of the stars’), is a creative hub for local artists, cultural practitioners, crafts people and performers. You can find it in a remote yet fascinating part of the world – on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. A beacon for creative development, the centre’s modern gallery has become a keeping place for historical artefacts and contemporary indigenous art of the region. Hmmm, might be time for a marketing department holiday. A-hem, we mean ‘work related’ excursion.
Their fresh, new look for their annual ‘Year in Review’ publication celebrates the centre’s activities, events and achievements of 2012 and it may be small in size, but it sure does pack a cultural punch. The cover features a striking blue pantone and matching hit of foil on Knight Vellum White 280gsm with Knight Smooth White 140gsm pages. Chasca Summerville, from R&B Creative, describes part of the creative process: “We were fortunate to obtain the architects schematic drawings of the new building who’s detailed lines offered both tone and form, but also intriguing abstract shapes that lead to the basis of the cover of the Year in Review‘.
By keeping the styling simple, the images and artworks stand out, providing an insight into the region’s vibrant art and culture. Did someone say Doggett’s excursion? The results really do speak for themselves, click on the link below to see more of the publication’s beautiful imagery. http://www.gabtitui.com.au/images/stories/Publications/102331_gabtitui_yearinreview_v3.pdf
The ‘Year in Review‘ has been a fantastic success in engaging communities and above all, showcasing what Gab Titui, a really dynamic organisation, has to offer. And for all those lovers of art out there, their online gallery is a must see! To check out more about The Gab Titui Cultural Centre and their very talented artists? Go to www.gabtitui.com.au.