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taypani milaythina-tu: Return to country

  • 13 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Central Gallery, TMAG
  • 29


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taypani milaythina-tu: Return to country

We are very pleased to invite you to this long-awaited Friends event. The ground-breaking exhibition taypani milaythina-tu: Return to country opened in October last year, and presents creative work from twenty Tasmanian Aboriginal artists responding to relationships between community and ancestral objects, particularly those held in institutions overseas and currently on view in this exhibition.

Keren Ruki will be our speaker on the night. Keren is TMAG’s Pacific curator, First Peoples Art and Culture, and is co-curator of taypani milaythina-tu. Keren will talk about the development of the exhibition, and go behind the scenes to look at the logistics of setting it up, the research undertaken, and the negotiations involved to bring the ancestral objects home.

After her presentation, Keren will take you on a walk through the exhibition. Whether or not you have visited taypani milaythina-tu before, you will gain fresh insights into these magnificent pieces, both ancient and contemporary, and the links across time that connect them. 

Members $20, Non members $30, includes refreshments.

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Image: Canoe (model) c. 1843, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford 1893.50.14Rex Greeno’s canoes etc (from l to r) a. first canoe and tools on the wallsRex Greeno ningher 2019b. second canoe and tools on the wallRex Greeno trukati (high tide) 2020-21c. third canoe and tools on the wallRex Greeno layman (lagoon) 2020-2021 (Photo: Ian Terry)

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