NAGEG AND GEIGI | WINNER BEST CULTURAL ARTEFACT
The narrative of Nageg and Geigi illustrates the strength of a mother: the one who nurtures her child teaches him life skills and guides him in the journey called life.
A mother’s love transcends all boundaries. It has the strength to protect, the power to nourish and the ability to heal. The full story of Nageg and Geigi can be found in the Myths and Legends of Torres Strait by Margaret Lawrie.
Driftwood, rock, coral, pearl shell, clam shell, goa beans, bamboo, sand, feathers = Art! The artist elevates local craft traditions into a higher realm with this work to invoke the senses of nurture, nourishment, strength, and love.