A day of free events celebrating Oceanic art and culture, including a curator tour of the exhibition Melanesian art: redux, a choir performance and a screening of newly digitised titles from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. These events accompany the 2-day Oceanic art society forum, Aboriginal and Pacific art: collections and artists, then and now.
PNG film screening, 11am – 1pm (Domain Theatre)
A series of archival films from Papua New Guinea, screened in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Tokelauan Group, 1:30pm – 2pm (entrance court)
Celebrate Tokelauan culture through traditional song and dance that explores fishing, island life and faith. The Tokelauan Group began its journey as a youth group in 2007 participating in the Catholic World Youth Day that was held in Sydney in 2008. Since then they have performed at many cultural events, sharing Tokelauan culture.
Curator tour, 2:30pm – 3pm (Lower level 2)
Join curator Natalie Wilson on a tour of the exhibition Melanesian art: redux, offering insights into the exhibition and the Gallery’s Melanesian art collection.