Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Afternoon Floor Talk)

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Floor Talk

Headdress, Dhari. Made by Wawee Tapau, Townsville. Headdress, Dhari.
Made by Wawee Tapau, Townsville
(Murray Islander, Torres Strait Islander Community)

Torres Strait Islanders believe that objects are pervaded by Spirits of our ancestors and the natural world. ‘Awakening’ is the act of reconnecting that stirs the spirit between the people and the object.

The exhibition will showcase objects of extraordinary beauty and significance from Queensland Museum’s extensive Torres Strait collection including ceremonial masks, objects collected by pioneering anthropologist A.C. Haddon as well as internationally recognised archaeological findings.

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.


Floor Talks

Meet our curators and special guests in the exhibition galleries as they provide a deeper insight to your viewing experience and introduce you to our exhibitions.


Floor talk dates during the Awakening exhibition

2 July 2011, 11:30AM & 1:30PM
3 July 2011, 11:30AM & 1:30PM
6 July 2011, 11:30AM & 1:30PM
3  August 2011, 11:30AM & 1:30PM
7 September 2011, 11:30AM & 1:30PM

Event Details

07 September 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Level 2, Queensland Museum South Bank

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