FRIENDS FREE FLOOR TALK
Weaving a pathway through TMAG’s Pacific Collections
Join Keren Ruki as she delves into TMAG’s First Peoples Art and Culture stores and unpicks the history of the Pacific Collection through the people and places that shaped its development (the collectors and donors) as well as looking at more recent forays into the Collection with Pacific artists and Community members. All this will be told through the taonga/ancestral treasures that reside in the Sleeping House that is the Museum.
Keren Ruki is a Maori weaver and museum professional with over 20 years experience working in the field of Pacific arts and culture. She has worked on major Pacific projects such as the NSW Pacific Wave Festival (1998, 2003, 2005), Towards the Morning Sun (2013) at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Western Sydney, and the Pacific Spirit gallery at the Australian Museum, Sydney.
Her focus is on creating spaces for Pacific voices/stories to be shared, re-interpreting museum collections through First Peoples knowledges, and the revitalisation of traditional practices through contemporary means, working with Pacific diaspora communities in Sydney and now Hobart, where she is the inaugural Pacific Curator at TMAG.
This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring non-member friends.