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Guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

An introduction to the exhibition

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Daily 1pm, Wednesdays 5.30pm
3 June – 10 August 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Past events

Curators tour: Plumes and pearlshells

Opening walkthrough with Natalie Wilson

Image: Mendi woman carrying piglet, Mendi, Southern Highland Province, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

Friday 30 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Bilum-making demonstration

String bags from Papua New Guinea with Florence Kamel

Image: Florence Kamel. Photo: Ruth Choulai

Friday 30 May, Saturday 31 May 2014, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Forum: Plumes and pearlshells

Art of the New Guinea highlands

Image: Man wearing rimbu (ceremonial headdress), Mount Hagen Show, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

Saturday 31 May 2014, 1pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Drop in and make: Masks

Free artmaking activity for kids

Image: Chuave people, Chuave, Simbu (Chimbu) Province Gourd mask mid 1900s (detail) © Chuave people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Sunday 15 June 2014, 11am-4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Drop in and draw: New Guinea art

Free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Huli people, Tari, Hela Province Man’s necklace mid 1900s © Huli people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Sunday 15 June 2014, 1-4pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Artwork of the month talk: June 2014

Decorated male and female figures from New Guinea

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Sunday 15 June 2014, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Exhibition talks: Plumes and pearlshells

Discover the myriad artforms of the New Guinea highlands

Image: Fore people, Ofafina, Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province Mask mid 1900s (detail) © Fore people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Wednesdays 11 & 18 June 2014
5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Celebrity events: Plumes and pearlshells

Insights into the life and culture of the New Guinea highlands

Image: Tim Flannery

Wednesday 11 & 18 June 2014
6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art Club: Draw and explore

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Wahgi people, Kwiena village, Banz, Jiwaka Province Kund gale (effigy) mid 1900s (detail) © the artist, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Saturday 21, Sunday 22 June 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Tours for tots 2014: Plumes and pearlshells BOOKED OUT

Fun art-making tour for 3-5 year olds

Tuesday 24 June 2014
Register by 10.15am for 10.30am start

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Korean-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

한국어 안내 관람: 깃털과 조가비들

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Wednesdays 11am
4 June - 25 June 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Decorative dress-ups

Free drop-in artmaking activity for children

Monday 30 June - Friday 4 July 2014
11am - 4pm

Duration 5 hours
Location: Function space
Free

Mandarin-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

普通話導覽 : 羽毛與珍珠貝殼

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Thursdays 11am
3-24 July 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free

Film series: Papua New Guinea stories

A rare chance to see these ground-breaking docos

Image: Still from Joe Leahy’s neighbours

Wednesdays 2pm & 7.15pm, Sundays 2pm
11 June - 27 July 2014
except 15 June

Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Cantonese-language guided tour: Plumes and pearlshells

粵語導覽 : 羽毛與珍珠貝殼

Image: Tairora people, Kainantu or Obura District, Eastern Highlands Province Decorated male figure mid 1900s (detail) © Tairora people, under the endorsement of Pacific Island Museums Association’s (PIMA) Code of Ethics

Tuesdays 11am
1-29 July 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free