Creatures: 
Ochred, Pokered, Carved & Twined 
27 February – 27 November 2021 

PRESENTED BY THE BERNDT MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY

 


Creatures: Ochred, Pokered, Carved and Twined
delves into the depths of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology’s object collection illuminating a diverse menagerie of animal representations from across Indigenous Australia. The exhibition showcases over 100 years of creation practices by Indigenous Australian peoples, for whom the creatures of the land, water and sky were, are, and forever will be, deeply ingrained in their culture and beliefs.

 

Carved wooden sculpture of an Emu standing on a small, round block of wood 

Unknown Creator, Tjulpu - Bird, c.1995. Cundeelee, Western Australia. Wood, 28 x 7 x 8 cm.
Gift of Rod Stockwell, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1995/0117].

 

Education Kit

Creatures education kit (1MB)

Media Release

Creatures media release (1MB)

 

Header: Attributed to Fred Mongta, Untitled (Snake) [detail], c.1986. Cann River, Victoria. Wood and acrylic diamontes, 74 x 11 x 12 cm. Berndt Museum of of Anthropology Collection [1986/0019].

Carved wooden sculpture of an Emu standing on a small, round block of wood 

Unknown Creator, Tjulpu - Bird, c.1995. Cundeelee, Western Australia. Wood, 28 x 7 x 8 cm. Gift of Rod Stockwell, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1995/0117].

 

 

 

 

 

Header: Attributed to Fred Mongta, Untitled (Snake) [detail], c.1986. Cann River, Victoria. Wood and acrylic diamontes, 74 x 11 x 12 cm. Berndt Museum of of Anthropology Collection [1986/0019].

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