Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

"Awakening" seeks to reconnect the spirit between people and their objects.

Resources

  • Installation of canoe for Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    A centrepiece of our exhibition Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait is the model outrigger canoe constructed in 1970. Here you can see behind the scenes as a team of experts handle the logistics of installing this delicate item for display.
  • Opening weekend, Awakening: Stories from the Torres StraitVideo
    Watch the opening weekend celebrations including live performances as we launched our major exhibition, Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait.
  • Welcome to the Torres StraitTorres Strait Islanders

    Indigenous to the Torres Strait, the Islanders have a unique origin, history and way of life. Their art and culture differs from that of Aboriginal Australians.

    The Torres Strait Islanders are not one amorphous culture: practices, beliefs, clothing and objects vary between Eastern and Western areas.

    The two main languages spoken are Meriam Mir in the east and Kala Lagaw Ya to the west.
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