Gab Titui Cultural Centre

Top choice in Thursday Island & Horn Island

The superb Gab Titui Cultural Centre, near the ferry dock on Thursday Island, houses a contemporary gallery displaying the cultural history of the Torres Strait, and hosts cultural events and changing exhibitions by local artists.

There are two main galleries: the Wabunaw Geth Gallery is dedicated to contemporary works by local artists from around the Torres Strait Islands, while the Ephraim Bani Gallery is a more permanent art space with displays, artefacts and artworks of cultural significance to the islands, including the pearling industry. Tours (per person $8) by appointment.

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