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Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String

 

kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is a celebration of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace making – past, present and future. kanalaritja offers visitors a unique glimpse into one of the most culturally significant and closely guarded traditions that has survived millennia.

The exhibition features historic shell necklaces that exemplify the stringing skills of Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestors in the 1800s and of women on the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait during the 20th century. Alongside these are contemporary pieces from today’s makers.

The lives, practices and voices of key makers will be threaded through the exhibition to tie together the themes of resilience, continuity, identity and revitalisation.

 

Curators: Zoe Rimmer and Liz Tew, TMAG
Artists: The exhibition will showcase a number of today’s senior stringers along with a new wave of contemporary makers, including Lola Greeno, Aunty Dulcie Greeno, Aunty Corrie Fullard, Jeanette James, Verna Nichols and Ashlee Murray

 

Presented by Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Supported by

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Image: Shells collected on Bruny Island as part of the luna tunapri program. Courtesy of Lucia Rossi, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

Fri 9 December 2016 – Sun 21 May 2017 (see TMAG website for hours)

PATRON ADVICE

Please visit the TMAG website for opening hours.

DATES

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Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

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Fri 9 Dec 2016, until Sun 21 May 2017,

 

kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is a celebration of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklace making – past, present and future. kanalaritja offers visitors a unique glimpse into one of the most culturally significant and closely guarded traditions that has survived millennia.

The exhibition features historic shell necklaces that exemplify the stringing skills of Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestors in the 1800s and of women on the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait during the 20th century. Alongside these are contemporary pieces from today’s makers.

The lives, practices and voices of key makers will be threaded through the exhibition to tie together the themes of resilience, continuity, identity and revitalisation.

 

Curators: Zoe Rimmer and Liz Tew, TMAG
Artists: The exhibition will showcase a number of today’s senior stringers along with a new wave of contemporary makers, including Lola Greeno, Aunty Dulcie Greeno, Aunty Corrie Fullard, Jeanette James, Verna Nichols and Ashlee Murray

 

Presented by Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Supported by

visions-of-australia-stacked             TMAG Foundation

 

Image: Shells collected on Bruny Island as part of the luna tunapri program. Courtesy of Lucia Rossi, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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