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Aboriginal and Pacific works from the Collection
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017

'Lucent' draws together works from the Aboriginal and Pacific collections, illuminating connections and differences between the cultures. Evocations of light and its absence are explored through works ranging from installations of great majesty to intimate adornments for the body. Multiple feathered Banumbirr (Morning star) poles associated with creation stories engage with a 22 metre black Ngatu Ta Uli (barkcloth) used within mourning rituals, as do decorative and ceremonial pearlshell pendants from both cultures and textiles.