Talking Tapa: Pacifika Bark Cloth in Queensland
Saturday 5 June – Sunday 18 July 2010. Mosman Art Gallery
Art Gallery Way (cnr Myahgah Rd), Mosman, New South Wales, Australia.
Talking Tapa: Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland is a traveling exhibition that showcases Pacific Islander heritage. Works from around the Pasifika region including Papua New Guinea, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Wallis and Futuna.
Suluni Vakamau Traditional female wedding attire/set
Three-piece set made by Nainasa Kacimaiwai Nayau village, 2006
Friday 4 June
Mosman Art Gallery, 6:30PM – 8:30PMJoin the Gallery in a thrilling spectacle of traditional drumming and dance featuring 18 performers from the renowned Sydney Cook Island Dance Group. Bookings 9978 4178. Admission: $10.00 adults, $6.00 Friend/Concession.
Sunday 20 June
Mosman Art Gallery, 10:30AM – 11:30AMYvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Collections Officer at the Australian Museum will present an overview into the cultural significance of TAPA, and its utilitarian and ceremonial uses across Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia.
Saturday 3 July
Mosman Art Gallery, 11:00AM – 12:00PMFree guided exhibition tour presented by the Mosman Art Gallery Guides.
For more details visit the Mosman Art Gallery website here.
All images via Mosman Art Gallery
Talking Tapa is a national travelling exhibition presented by Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre, curated by Joan G Winter and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia. This project is also proudly funded by Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Brisbane City Council.
For more information about the traveling exhibition see:
University of Southern Queensland 12 February – 19 March 2009
Artspace Mackay 27 March – 10 May 2009
Gladstone Reginal Art Gallery & Museums 5 June – 11 July 2009
Museum of Brisbane 24 July – 11 October 2009
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville 23 October – 6 December 2009
Cairns Regional Gallery 11 December 2009 – 31 January 2010
Monash Gallery of Art 12 February – 11 April 2010
Art Gallery of Ballarat 17 April – 30 May 2010
Mosman Art Gallery 5 June – 18 July 2010
Manning Regional Gallery, Taree 23 July – 5 September
Bathurst Regional Gallery: 15 October – 28 November