Hurstville Museum & Gallery are opening a new exhibition on Thursday 2nd May 2019 which is on tour from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Shell-stringing is one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions. kanalaritja: an unbroken string features a variety of beautiful, delicate and rare shell necklaces, created by Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestors in the 1800s, and acclaimed makers of today, as well as a new wave of stringers who had the opportunity to learn the tradition through the luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) cultural revitalisation project. This exhibition is a culmination of the journey of cultural renewal, whilst also celebrating the generations of makers who have sustained this uniquely Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice.

A Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

When:  Thursday 2 May, 6 – 8 pm

Where: 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville, NSW, 2220

Cost: Free

Booking enquiries: museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au | Ph:9330 6444

Book tickets here.

Image: Shell necklaces. Artist: Ashlee Murray. King marina.

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