Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
The Anthropology Museum at the University of Queensland (St Lucia campus) is the largest university ethnographic collection in Australia; featuring artifacts from Aboriginal Australia, Africa, South East Asia, Pacific Islands, and China.
'In the red' is the inaugural exhibition in the brand new gallery space at the Anthropology Museum. This interesting exhibition showcases over 360 'red' items including things made with feathers, ochres, seeds, shells, and red cotton cloth known as 'trade cloth'. You will find boomerangs, instruments, masks, and money.
Touau (feather money), Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
[ADVERT]New items include two specially commissioned paintings by indigenous Australian artist Fiona Foley while items from the museum's founder, Dr L. P. Winterbotham's own collection date back to the early twentieth century. Even the gallery walls have been painted red, inspired by Henri Matisse's prominent painting The Red Studio.