Recently we have been lucky enough to have one of our fantastic surfboards purchased by the Australian National Museum in Canberra for their Encounters Project Exhibtion. This is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Australia, the British Museum, the Australian National University and a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.
The Encounters exhibition opens at the National Museum in Canberra in November 2015. Encounters will:
reveal the diverse contacts that occurred between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and British explorers and settlers during the early years of European colonisation,
highlight the complex histories of the objects that come from these encounters, and reveal their continuing significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians today,
be the first time much of this material will have been seen in Australia since its original collection,
be a catalyst for acknowledging our entwined histories, and will prompt Australians to consider the continuing legacies of these encounters. You can view more about this exhibition here.
This board is part of an on-going collaboration we have with Western Australian indigenous artist Peter Farmer and we are both incredibly proud of this wonderful achievement. You can view more of our artworks here.