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Artist unknown, Māori people, Aotearoa / New Zealand, Kahu Kiwi (Kiwi feather cloak) with Taniko borders c. 1920–50, kiwi feathers, vegetable fibre, natural or commercial dye, flax perennial, cloth, braid ties, 1960.1318
This program of free talks celebrates the rich and diverse exhibition program presented at the Potter.
The final talk in the series will be a multi-dimensional discussion about the magnificent Kahu Kiwi feather cloak held in the Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture.
Curator Joanna Bosse will present an introduction to the collection and the rarely seen 100 plus items made by indigenous people from North America, Africa, Melanesia and the Pacific included in the current exhibition.
Potter staff Jay Miller, Assistant Collections Manager and Xanthe Jujnovich, Curator of Academic Programs with Meredith Blake, Project Manager, Victorian Collections, Museums Australia (Vic), will talk about their various perspectives on this extraordinary object made by Māori people in the early part of the 20th century.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED.
The Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture runs from 15 Nov 2012 to 10 Mar 2013.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.rn
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pmrn
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pmrn