taypani milaythina-tu: Return to Country
Opens 01-10-2022, closes 07-05-2023
Argyle Galleries 1-4
This ground-breaking exhibition presents creative work from 20 Tasmanian Aboriginal artists responding to relationships between community and Ancestral objects, particularly those held in institutions outside lutruwita/Tasmania.
Ancestral objects from collections around the world will return to lutruwita to be exhibited alongside these contemporary responses, some of which are by descendants of the original makers, representing generational reconnection across time and place.
taypani milaythina-tu: Return to Country follows previous Tasmanian Aboriginal community–TMAG partnership projects kanalaritja: An Unbroken String (2016–20) and tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work (2008–11). This important exhibition is an ambitious project presenting a reconnection between people, objects and Country.
Image details: Ancestor, necklace, c.1830, echidna and wombat claws on sinew. Likely taken at muntrikawripa (Sandy Cape) by George Augustus Robinson on 1 June 1830. Purchased by the Friends of TMAG, 1999. M8427