WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Exhibition developed and curated by Brian Robinson and Lauretta Morton

Newcastle Art Gallery

Warwar is a traditional Eastern Island word in the Meriam Mer language, which translates into English as ‘marked with a pattern’ WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait showcases the evolution and strength of Torres Strait Islander tradition and society through arts practitioners from the 19th Century to the emergence of the contemporary art traditions of today. Works of art drawn from Newcastle’s collection will be displayed with newly created works and key loans from, local, state and national institutions, artists and private collections. It explores issues of cultural maintenance, Christianity, language and the impact of globalisation on the physical environment of the Torres Strait Islands.

To hear the curator Brian Robinson speak about the show: