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a Bit na Ta


a Bit na Ta

  • Date: Friday, 22 September 2017 to Sunday, 4 February 2018, during centre opening hours 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day)
  • Venue: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum — 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, VIC
  • Tickets: $14/$0 (included in the museum entry fee)

Event Details

A contemporary soundscape exploring the hundred years leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence.

Forged by friendship, a Bit na Ta (Source of the Sea) is a multimedia installation of transformative impressions of the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province.

Supported by the Australian Government, through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a Bit na Ta represents a 30-year spiritual collaboration between internationally renowned singer George Telek, celebrated local musician David Bridie (Not Drowning Waving / My Friend the Chocolate Cake) and historian Gideon Kakabin.

Interweaving music, archival footage and new vision, the history and culture of our nearest neighbours will be shared through this striking installation hosted by the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

The exhibition will also include contemporary artworks made by Tolai artist Lisa Hilli.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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