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Exhibition tour dates
Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville 24 March – 2 September 2018
Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island), in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, this exhibition explores the longstanding importance of masks in Torres Strait culture and how they influence contemporary art forms.
Gab Titui Cultural Centre
Gab Titui 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 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. Evolution was on show at the National Museum in Canberra from 19 May to 23 July 2017.