Celebrate the culture of the Torres Strait with us during July as we draw inspiration from masks and turtles!
Masks and headpieces have been used since ancient times by the people of the Torres Strait in the northern-most tip of Australia, where island life is expressed through stories, music, and dance as cultural traditions handed down through the ancestors. There is even a dhari headpiece featured on the Torres Strait Island flag!
Get crafty with collage and organic textures to make a fabulous papercraft headpiece inspired by the masks of the Torres Strait Island peoples. Then, we are taking inspiration from our hard shelled heroes of the sea, as we make turtle kites and a cute turtle paper puppet. You can even upgrade your arm's stylings with a temporary turtle tattoo!
While you're here, explore the Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition to wonder at the transformative magic of traditional masks.
*WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply to accompanying adults.