Exhibition | Skin Show: The Art and Rite of Tattoo
|From:||Friday 08 December 2023|
|To:||Sunday 22 October 2023|
|Time:||12:00am - Friday 08 December 2023|
|Location:||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm | Closed Monday, Tuesday & Public Holidays
Open for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 September
“They have a custom of staining their bodies, nearly in the same manner as is practised in many other parts of the world, which they call Tattowing.” So the literary gentleman John Hawkesworth wrote about the Tahitian islanders met by Lieutenant James Cook and the botanist Joseph Banks in 1769. Banks himself got tattooed in Tahiti.
Books based on Cook’s Pacific voyages profoundly affected the spread of tattooing across the world. This exhibition displays rare voyage journals held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection to explore the art and rite of tattoo.
Exhibition on display 26 August - 22 October.
Image: T. CHAMBERS after S. PARKINSON / The head of a chief of New Zealand … 1773 / engraving in Sydney Parkinson, A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, the Endeavour … London, 1773 / Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection
531 Ruthven Street
|Entry charges - Adult||Free|
|Entry charges - Child||Free|
|Entry charges - Concession||Free|
|Entry charges - Family||Free|
|Entry charges - Group||Free|
|Entry charges - Student||Free|
|Contact phone||07 4688 6652|
|Contact organisation||Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery|
|Is food and drink available?||No|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|