This is the first in a series of free floor talks at TMAG.
The inaugural event will be the public premiere screening of a new Tasmanian documentary on the traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal practice of shell necklace stringing, kanalaritja — an unbroken string. There will be an introduction by TMAG’s Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures, Zoe Rimmer.
Filmed across the Tasmanian archipelago, this striking documentary goes behind the recent TMAG exhibition of the same name, to explore the cultural revival of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklacing. Shot by local filmmakers Roar Film, this is a testament to the resilience, strength, craft and beauty of contemporary Tasmanian shell stringers and the cultural practice that sustains them.
To celebrate the inauguration of the Friends Floor Talks, we invite you to join us for morning tea in the Members' Lounge afterwards. TMAG staff attending the screening will also be coming along, so you will see lots of familiar faces and meet some new ones.
The screening will take place in the Central Gallery. The introduction and viewing time will be about 35 minutes in total.
This is a free event, but please register your attendance for catering purposes.
Produced by Roar Film, TMAG and Screen Tasmania.