Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering

Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering presents and shares knowledge, stories and art from nine tribal groups of rainforest people from far North Queensland - the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.

The exhibition includes documentaries, still photographs, weaving and ceramics by 19 internationally renowned artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, together with artefacts from the South Australian Museum Collection of material collected from the Girringun region.



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To complement the Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering exhibition, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is running a three-hour workshop delivered by expert and senior weaver, Ninney Murray and supported by Deborah Murray.

Workshop participants will be introduced to traditional weaving ideas and techniques unique to the Far North Queensland area. Participants will be able to create and take home with own Mindi, a traditional grass basket historically used to carry message sticks, made from plastic-coated electricity wires.

The workshop includes morning tea, all materials and admission to the Museum to view the Manggan exhibition. Suitable for ages 15+.


Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, the South Australian Museum and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians. It is also supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Queensland Government, and proudly sponsored by Conrad Gargett, Urban Arts Projects and TED.

Main image: Group of three Bagu. Photo Valerie Keenan, courtesy of Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre.
Page image: Clarence Kinjun works on a large Bagu. Photo Valerie Keenan, courtesy of Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre.


Event Details

08 September 2017 09:30 AM - 11 February 2018 05:00 PM