Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

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

Women

Cultural Advice: Visitors should be aware that the exhibition and website may include names, images and voices of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is our intention to tell these stories and use imagery with good faith and with respect.

"Awakening represents the grass-root people belonging to the Torres Strait"

Uncle Thomas Sebasio, Erub Island Elder, 2011

Women continue to pass down weaving skills through the generations. Today, making baskets from coloured plastic packing tape is becoming widespread.  These skills and baskets have become symbols of identity for contemporary Torres Strait Islander women.

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