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Shaped by the Sea | A Presentation by Matt Poll

July 13 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

$5.00 – $20.00

Shaped by the Sea tells the story of Australia’s maritime history and our relationship with seas, rivers and waterways from the deep past. As an island nation Australia has a unique relationship with the sea – now told through the lens of modern science and maritime archaeology, as well as through Indigenous knowledge.

The experience transforms the way the Australian National Maritime Museum has interpreted the National Maritime Collection and heralds a new chapter in the life and vision of the museum. Hundreds of objects from the collection will be on display for the first time, including several significant and iconic pieces such as Alick Tipoti’s bronze sculpture Kisay Dhangal.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a commissioned work by the Mulka Art Project. This stunning contemporary video installation called Dhaŋaŋ Dhukarr (Many Pathways) brings together all the elements of the exhibition (Land, Water and Sky) into an immersive, cyclic reflection on deep time Australia.

Dhanan Dhukarr has been commissioned with the assistance of the Sid Faithfull and Christine Sadler Program supporting Contemporary Indigenous Maritime Heritage in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands through the Australian National Maritime Museum Foundation.

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

Time: 6:30 pm Registration & drinks, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, NSW. Red Theatre Auditorium

This lecture will also be streamed online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the event.

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About the Speaker

Matt Poll is Curator of the Indigenous Heritage Collection at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. With 20 years of experience at the Macleay Museum in the University of Sydney, his most recent project was the stellar exhibition at the newly opened Chau Chak Wing Museum in Sydney Gululu dhuwala djalkiri. Matt is of South Sea and Torres Strait heritage and is particularly interested in collections development that is participatory and relational to communities desires and how they want to see themselves today and in the future.

Image Camption | Kisay Dhangal Alick Tipoti 2016 – ANMM Collection Purchased with funds from the Sid Faithfull and Christine Sadler program supporting Contemporary Indigenous Maritime Heritage in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands through the ANM Foundation.

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Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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