Evolution: Torres Strait Masks - Event - Queensland

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

Townsville City, Townsville Area

24 March – 2 September 2018 - 

Indicative Rate * AU$4.40 to AU$38

The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing.

Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island) this exhibition celebrates the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) and explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms.

The 12 striking masks are created by contemporary Torres Strait artists – Andrew Passi, Eddie Nona, Vincent Babia, Kapua Gutchen Senior, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti, Milton Savage and Seriat Young.

A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia.

Event Dates

This event occurs once only on:
24 March – 2 September 2018

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
All Tickets $4.40 - $38 This exhibition is free with Museum admission. For a full list of Museum opening hours and prices please refer to their web site.

Event Venues

Museum of Tropical Queensland
70-102 Flinders Street
Townsville City
Queensland, Australia 4810

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Shop

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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