Talking Tapa : Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland

Talking Tapa : Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland showcases the diversity of Pacific Islander cultural practices and visual iconography as represented through tapa (beaten bark cloth).

Art Exhibition previously on at MGA - Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 12 February 2010 to Sunday 11 April 2010
Launch Saturday 13 February 2010, 3.00PM

Traditional female wedding attire/set image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Saturday 13 February 2010.
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Talking Tapa: Pasifika Bark Cloth in Queensland is a travelling exhibition that showcases Pacific Islander heritage. With a growing number of Pacific Islanders settling in Australia and an increasing awareness of Australia’s Pacific neighbours, i t is timely that a major exhibition of tapa (bark cloth) has been developed and will be touring across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in 2009/2011.

Talking Tapa is a national travelling exhibition presented by Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre, curated by Joan G Winter and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland. This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia. This project is also proudly funded by Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Brisbane City Council