Gail Mabo in Under the stars

In this illuminating interview, artist Gail Mabo takes us behind her new artwork Tagai, sharing the story of its creation, the significance of the constellation Tagai in the islands of the Torres Strait, and its powerful connections to her father, the community leader and land rights advocate Eddie Koiki Mabo.

Tagai was commissioned for the Under the stars exhibition, an exploration of stargazing and mapping by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists that opened just two days before the Gallery’s temporary closure to the public.