AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY – TAASA Review June 2011
Varilaku – Pacific Arts from the Solomon Islands National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 26 February 29 May 2011 This is the first major exhibition in Australia bringing together the finest traditional arts from one of our nearest neighbours.
The artworks will display the symbiotic history of warfare and art.
Drawn from museums and galleries across the Pacific, the exhibition features works with pitch black glossy surfaces, iridescent nacreous shell, distended faces and fluid limbs. A related Asian textile treasures series at the NGA will include: 28 June at 12.45 pm: Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator, speaks about a rare and intricate Indian textile created specifically for the royal Thai court in the 18th century...