Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

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

Purpose

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.

"The lesson is learnt in the process, the reward knowing how you got to the end product"

Uncle Thomas Sebasio, Erub Island Elder

Drums

Drums

Traditional art and craftsmanship have been passed down from generation to generation, and remain a key part of cultural practice today.

Dance machines & headdresses

Dance machines & headdresses

Dance machines, 'clappers' and headdresses vividly enhance Torres Strait Islander dance performances with colour, movement and sound.

Dance clapper, dance rattle, lumut & sticks

Dance clapper, dance rattle, lumut & sticks

Island dance is a major form of creative and competitive expression.

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