The Australian Museum hired me to photograph Cook Island dance troupe Tropical Island Hula during rehearsals at their home in Ruse, Western Sydney. The dancers rehearsed into the night night lit by car headlights. The images are currently on display at the museums Pacific Spirit Exhibition.
The Australian Museum is custodian to one of the largest Pacific cultural collections in the world, with over 60,000 objects from across the region.
Pacific Spirit is a window into the collection, exhibiting a selection of rare and priceless artefacts including: 23 elaborate and sacred Malagan masks from Papua New Guinea dating from the 1800s; ceremonial poles from New Ireland; intricately carved door panels from New Zealand; Bird of Paradise head ornaments from the highlands of Papua New Guinea; Kava bowls and drums from Samoa; towering slit drums from Vanuatu; and delicate jewellery from Fiji.
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