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Opening of Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

9 Jun 17

The National Museum is delighted to be the first venue to receive the travelling Gab Titui exhibition Evolution: Torres Strait Islander Masks, which is on display in our First Australians Focus Gallery until 23 July 2017. The opening included a performance by the remarkable Zugubal dance group from the Torres Strait.

  • Man on stage giving speech with three other men in traditional masks and attire behind
  • Three men on stage wearing traditional attire
  • Group of men and one woman standing on stage under digital screen
  • Man standing next to glass display case with traditional mask
  • Man in tribal attire singing
  • Man in attire performing in front of audience
  • Three men on stage wearing traditional attire
  • Artificial skull
  • Two men in traditional attire on stage

Leitha Assan, Operations and Exhibitions Manager at Gab Titui, was the lead curator of the exhibition. Leitha was also one of the 2016 recipients of the Encounters Cultural Workers Scholarships. Alick Tipoti, a well-known artist from Badu Island and a member of Zugubal, was guest curator.

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