Yvonne 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.
A main focus of interest for Yvonne is the role objects play in reviving and strengthening cultural identity and how they are re-interpreted into contemporary artworks.
Bookings essential: (02) 9978 4178. Talk to be followed by morning tea.
Talking Tapa: Pacifika Bark Cloth in Queensland
Talking Tapa: Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland is a traveling exhibition that showcases Pacific Islander heritage. It is on exhibition at Mosman Art Gallery from Saturday 5 June – Sunday 18 July 2010.