Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait
An exhibition by Tommy Pau toured by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
Ad Wer: Story of the Stars from Eastern Torres Strait is a body of linocut print artworks by Tommy Pau based on the constellations and the science of astronomy used by eastern Torres Strait Islanders.
Torres Strait Islanders observed the stars to govern their cosmos; to navigate, to plan, to plant, to study symbiotic relationships of space and time. This tells them when to hunt, plant seasonal foods and perform timely annual ceremonies.
Pau sourced his information from casual conversations with elders present, elders past and ethnography works on the Torres Strait. The intent of this exhibition is to preserve, educate and provoke future studies on the science of stars Torres Strait Islanders used in their cosmology.
Free entry. 31 May - 25 June 2017
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