Interested in learning more about shell stringing and the themes explored in kanalaritja: An Unbroken String? Please see below for links to a variety of resources created to support the exhibition.
Accompanying the exhibition is a major publication featuring essays, poetry and family oral histories written by leading Aboriginal historians, artists, curators and shell stringers. Visit TMAG’s Museum Shop to order your copy.
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String documentary film
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String tells the story of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing; a story of survival and resilience. Guided by the words of the stringers themselves, the film takes us on a journey through generations of tradition bringing together necklaces old and new, rare archival imagery and sublime landscape in a celebration of this ancient cultural practice.
A DVD of the film is available to purchase from TMAG’s Museum Shop. You can also watch the film via Vimeo On Demand (fees apply).
This guide has been developed to accompany the kanalaritja: An Unbroken String exhibition and is designed to support educators to include Aboriginal content, with a focus on Tasmania, in their learning programs. It is recommended that the guide be viewed online to take advantage of its many web links. View the Teacher’s Guide.
Media looking for further details about the exhibition, images for publication and contacts for interviews can see the Media Kit for more information. Download a Media Kit.
A range of images relating to the exhibition are available to download for media use. Please ensure all images are credited as per the captions provided. Download exhibition images
A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.