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Evolution: Torres Strait Masks celebrated the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait). This exhibition, prepared by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, explored the form of masks as contemporary expressions of artistic and cultural revival. Evolution was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 19 May to 23 July 2017.
Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) is a region located between Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The peoples of this area maintain vibrant artistic, spiritual and cultural traditions. More on the Torres Strait in our Lag Meta Aus exhibition
Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Gab Titui on Waibene (Thursday Island) is a contemporary art gallery and keeping place for historical and cultural materials. Evolution lead curator Leitha Assan and guest curator Alick Tipoti commissioned artists to design the masks, which were first displayed at Gab Titui in 2016.
The National Museum of Australia, which celebrates a longstanding relationship with the Gab Titui Cultural Centre, is delighted to partner with Gab Titui to present this travelling exhibition.