Torres Straits sculpture

a study in Oceanic primitive art
  • 242 Pages
  • 2.66 MB
  • English
Garland Pub. , New York
Sculpture, Torres Strait Isla
StatementDouglas Ferrar Fraser.
SeriesOutstanding dissertations in the fine arts
LC ClassificationsNB1111.T67 F7 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 242 p., [73] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4573198M
ISBN 100824032284
LC Control Number77094696

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fraser, Douglas, Torres Straits sculpture. New York: Garland Pub., (OCoLC) Document Type. In this, his second book on sailing the Pacific, Miles Hordern takes us from New Zealand up to Vanuatu and through Torres Strait to Darwin. Where his first book (Voyaging the Pacific) focussed more on simply being at sea, this one includes the fascinating stories of 5/5(6).

Dance is a very important form of story-telling in the Torres Strait Islands. Striking dance ornaments such as the dhari masks and headdresses were traditionally made for rituals and performances, and have now developed into highly coveted sculptural art objects.

Ken Thaiday Snr (b) is famous for his shark dance : David Wroth. Torres Strait Islanders (/ ˈ t ɒ r ɪ s-/) are the Indigenous peoples of the Torres Strait Islands, which are part of the state of Queensland, ally distinct from the Aboriginal people of the rest of Australia, they are often grouped with them as Indigenous there are many more Torres Strait Islander people living in mainland Australia (nea) than on.

Rivers' most famous patient was the poet Siegfried Sassoon, with whom he remained close friends until his own sudden death. Rivers was a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and is also notable for his participation in the Torres Straits expedition of and his consequent seminal work on the subject of kinshipBorn: 12 MarchChatham, Kent.

Torres Strait, passage between the Coral Sea, on the east, and the Arafura Sea, in the western Pacific Ocean. To the north lies New Guinea and to the south Cape York Peninsula (Queensland, Australia).

It is about 80 mi ( km) wide and has many reefs and shoals dangerous to navigation, and its. Torres Torres Straits sculpture book sculpture: a study in Oceanic primitive art Item Preview Internet Archive Language English. Originally presented as the author's thesis, Columbia University, Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to :   In Britain’s imperial power was peaking and British experimental psychology was just getting into its stride. Led by anthropologist A.C. Haddon, the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Straits included, among others, Britain’s leading experimental psychologist, W.H.R.

Rivers, ambitious William McDougall (still in his twenties), and young. Keith Hart November 6, September 5, 2 Comments on The Cambridge Torres Strait expedition and British social anthropology What follows is a transcript of a lecture I gave to a conference, ‘Anthropology and psychology: the legacy Torres Straits sculpture book the Torres Strait expedition, ’, which was held in St.

John’s College, Cambridge,   The ABC drama series The Straits, painted a less flattering picture of the Islands in the story of a drug-running, gun-smuggling family but it also gave the ABC an opportunity to disseminate information about the Real Straits.

The increasing recognition of Torres Strait culture is welcome but Torres Strait Islander artists have a long way to go. Mask (Buk), Torres Strait, Mabuiag Island, mid to late 19th century,turtle shell, wood, cassowary feathers, fiber, resin, shell, paint, 21 1/2 inches high (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Speakers: Dr.

Peri Klemm and Dr. Beth Harris. The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) recognises the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate. We acknowledge the past and present elders of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area and respect the culture and lore of all Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the region.

Key points in the interactions between the people of the Torres Strait Islands and non-Indigenous people. Spanish captain and pilot Luís Vaz de Torres sails through the strait. Captain James Cook claims the eastern part of Australia for Britain at Bedanug (Possession Island).

Commercial quantities of pearl shell are discovered throughout the islands, bringing immense. The Torres Strait origin of the McFarlane sculpture is further supported by a standing female figure also collected by Haddon, this one in Mer [Murray] Island, Torres Strait, and also now in the British Museum (0c,89+).

It too is illustrated in the. "[Ayn Rand's] theory of art has been the subject of a large and very interesting and thorough book by Louis Torres [and Michelle Marder Kamhi] I was privileged to see some advance pages of that and finally read the whole book and so I not only remedied my ignorance of the work of Ayn Rand but I admire a great part (not all) of her /5(12).

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30, likes 23 talking about this. A person whose words are so potent that they cause the people and beings around Followers: 31K. - Australian Aboriginals/Torres Strait Islanders and other related peoples.

See more ideas about Australian aboriginals, Aboriginal culture and Didgeridoo pins. Torres Strait Islander flag temporary Torres Strait Islander flag was created as a symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Torres Strait Islanders’ culture and traditions are strongly connected to the land, sea and sky. Jen Torres Sculpture. likes 25 talking about this. Sculpture and other art projects from artist Jen Torres.

22 Apr - Explore julie's board "TORRES STRAIT MASKS" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Aboriginal people, Tribal art and Melanesian people pins. Early Bark Paintings and Sculpture - pre Prints & Drawings.

Bark Paintings - postNorth Queensland and Tiwi Islands. Torres Strait Islands. A re-telling of stories and songs from "Myths and Legends of the Torres Strait" The State Library of Queensland is the proud home of the Margaret Lawrie Collection of Torres Strait Islands material.

This rich collection documents the history, languages and culture of Torres Strait Islander peoples through writings, photographs and artworks. The Natural History Museum is to return the bones of men and women to the Torres Strait Islanders in Australia in what is believed to be the largest repatriation of Author: Maev Kennedy.

Kabadul Kula rock-art site, Dauan Island, Torres Strait Article (PDF Available) in Memoirs of the Queensland Museum: Cultural Heritage Series 3(1) January with 1, Reads.

The Torres Strait Islands are located between the northern Cape York Peninsula and the borders of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. There are at least islands in the Torres Strait, with 18 of these being home to present-day communities.

Cultural practices in the Torres Strait Islands can be linked to Papua New Guinea and Aboriginal Australia.

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Full text of "Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits." See other formats. Inner Weavings: Cultural Appropriateness for a Torres Strait Island Woman Artist of Today Exegesis of Visual Art submitted for the degree of Doctor of Visual Art Janice Peacock B.

in Fine Art (Honours) Indigenous Australians are people who are descended from groups that lived in Australia and surrounding islands before British include the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

The term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is preferred by many; First Nations of Australia, First Peoples of Australia and First Australians are also. African & Oceanic Art Researcher Amy Bolton introduces one of the highlights of the upcoming Aboriginal Art auction in London, a rare Tobacco God figure from the Torres Strait Islands, previously sold at Sotheby’s 50 years ago and originally used to protect and promote the growth of : Amy Bolton.

Beckett, Jeremy Torres Strait Islanders: Custom and Colonialism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ). Beckett, Jeremy ‘Writing About Islanders: recent research and future directions’ in Davis ed.

Davis, Richard ed. Woven Histories, Dancing Lives: Torres Strait Islander Identity, Culture and History (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, ). Torres Strait remains Torres Strait remains - Audio Nigel Warburton Inafter long negotiations, the Natural History Museum in London agreed to repatriate ancestral remains to the Torres Straits Islands.

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The remains had been in the possession of the museum since the late nineteenth century, and this was the largest single return to.In volume four of Haddon’s Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits, an illustration of a tobacco charm features a remarkably similar head and face shape to the figure presented here.

5 The flat form is evolved from the bull-roarer: a mysterious and spiritual charm used in rituals and ceremonies, and the cross.Background and Location. There are more than islands in the Torres Straits covering a total area of o square kilometres of which approximately 3% is land, 6% tidal reef flats and 91% mainly shallow open seas.1 38 are inhabited which is .