Exhibition | kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
|From:||Friday 18 January 2019|
|To:||Sunday 04 November 2018|
|Time:||12:00am - Friday 18 January 2019|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is a national touring exhibition presented by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). The exhibition features a variety of beautiful, delicate and rare shell necklaces, created by Tasmanian Aboriginal Ancestors in the 1800s, acclaimed contemporary makers and a new wave of stringers who have learned the tradition through a cultural revitalisation project.
Since 2010, TMAG has worked with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community to facilitate a number of luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) workshops in which women in the Community – who had not had shell stringing passed down through their families – were guided through the intricate processes of collecting, cleaning and stringing. The women were encouraged to use their newfound knowledge and local beaches to develop their own distinctive shell stringing styles and new traditions. The women aspired to share their journey with the wider public, leading to the creation of kanalaritja: An Unbroken String.
Join us for the opening event on Thursday 20 September 2018 @ 1.30pm.
This is a free event and all are welcome. RSVP to the Gallery by Tuesday 18 September 2018.
Exhibition on display 21 September to 4 November 2018.
A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Image: Ashlee MURRAY / 2016 / king marina shells / Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016 / Courtesy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Contact phone||(07) 4688 6652|
|Booking information||Opening RSVP by Tuesday 18 September 2018:
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|