PLAYMAKER
The Playmaker
Let's play
PLAYMAKER
  • It's Tuesday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Melbourne
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?
  • LET'S PLAY
18° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER IN MELBOURNE
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Identity, ink, taboos and 2000-year-old traditions are explored in this new exhibition about tattoos.
By Libby Curran
April 16, 2019
  shares

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Identity, ink, taboos and 2000-year-old traditions are explored in this new exhibition about tattoos.
By Libby Curran
April 16, 2019
  shares

Identity and ink are front and centre at the Immigration Museum's upcoming cross-cultural exhibition, Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks.

Kicking off on Friday, May 24, and running through until October 6, the series explores both modern and ancient tattoo customs, through an intriguing program of photography, installations and parties.

The season launches with an opening night celebration on Thursday, May 23, when you'll have the chance to rub shoulders with the artists, take a sneak peek at their works, sit in on a series of talks and enjoy the night's themed pop-up bar.

Elsewhere, the program dives into ideas surrounding tattoo art and its links to identity and self-expression for communities across the globe. Catch contemporary installations curated by Ukrainian Australian artist and tattooist Stanislava Pinchuk (aka Miso), featuring works from the likes of Zaiba Khan, Angela Tiatia, Paul Stillen and Miso herself.

Explore the idea of sacred Samoan tattoos (a 2000-year-old tradition), catch an installation created using deck chairs by artist Brook Andrew, and discover a collaborative work that sees immigration paths tattooed onto the bodies of those who made them.

Images: Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, photo by Kip Fulbeck; Annie, 2019, Paul Stillen, photo by Lekhena Porter. 

  •   shares
      shares
  • VIEW COMMENTS

NEARBY PLACES

  • List
  • Map

SIMILAR EVENTS

  • List
  • Map

NEARBY EVENTS

  • List
  • Map
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x