Kurkurua | Adornment

The midi (middi) is part of a group of body adornments specific to Gunantuna culture called Kurkurua, some of which were impacted and culturally transformed through colonialism, religion and trade in the late 19th century. Discovering midi’s in Australian and international museums became the focus of my MFA by Research at RMIT University. Read more here…

Masters of Fine Art by Research exhibition

Damien Kereku, Vunalagir Vunatarari, Tolai People 2015.
Midi (Middi), cane, jute fibre, nassa shells, 42cms, 2015. Photo Keelan O’Hehir
Raim Paraide, Makuratagete Vunatarai, Tolai people 2015
Vunatarai (matrilineal) Armour, paper tags, photographs,cotton, steel clasps 2015. Photo Keelan O’Hehir

Exhibited

No 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua new Guinea 1966 – 2016, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2016-17

Vai Niu Wai Niu, Coconut Water, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery 2015

Publications

Embodied History, Quarterly Essay Garland Magazine 2017