Research Curator Marenka Thompson-Odlum talks about new art works specially commissioned by the Museum from Hawaiian artist Solomon Enos. Inspired by Hawaiian objects in the collections, Enos re-energises the artefacts to explore Hawaiian culture using characters from the epic myth Hiʻiakaikapoliopele. Highlighting the Hawaiian tradition of mo'olelo, a way of storing and sharing Hawaiian cultural memory that guides future generations in understanding the world, Marenka looks afresh at cultural forms through a Hawaiian lens.
Everyone welcome. Doors open at 18.00 and refreshments will be served. Talk starts at 18.30.