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Evolution: Torres Strait Masks explores the longstanding importance of masks in Torres Strait culture and how they influence contemporary art forms. Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island), in partnership with the National Museum of Australia.

On show at Melbourne Museum, Victoria, 15 September 2018 to 28 January 2019

Slideshow

Wezamarimus
by Kapua Gutchen Senior
Erub (Darnley Island)
Meriam Mir language group
16 x 96 x 34 cm

Burrburr
by Kapua Gutchen Senior
Erub (Darnley Island)
Meriam Mir language group
18 x 83 x 35 cm

Naga Mawa
by Yessie Mosby
Masig (Yorke Island)
Kulkalgau Ya language group
45 x 108 x 58 cm

Keris
by Eddie Nona
Badhu (Badu)
Kala Lagaw Ya language group
150 x 58 x 50 cm

Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (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 is delighted to partner with Gab Titui to present this touring exhibition with the assistance of the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.

This exhibition has been on show at:

    • Museum of Tropical Queensland,Townsville, 24 March to 2 September 2018
    • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 19 May to 23 July 2017

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