March 31

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - THE EAST POINT­ERS Un­til Jan­uary 29 Un­til Jan­uary 29

Gui­tarist Jake Char­ron, Tim (fid­dle) and Koady Chais­son (banjo) make tra­di­tional music seem ridicu­lously hip. Their shows are de­scribed by their fans as en­er­getic and tran­scen­dent, and by their crit­ics as tech­ni­cally bril­liant and in­no­va­tive. The trio out of Ire­land (be­low) hits the stage at Tanks on March 31. Tick­ets are on sale Jan­uary 16. Visit tanksarts­cen­tre.com g, f ll tilt This ex­hi­bi­tion is the 12th Na­tional Ce­ramic Ex­hi­bi­tion or­gan­ised by the Cairns Pot­ters Club Inc. Since 2005 the Cairns Re­gional Gallery has hosted this peak ex­hi­bi­tion of north­ern Aus­tralian ce­ramic arts. Over the years, Melt­ing Pot has high­lighted cur­rent de­vel­op­ments, trends and direc­tions in ce­ram­ics and has at­tracted the at­ten­tion of Aus­tralian artists and col­lec­tors. The com­pe­ti­tion and sub­se­quent ex­hi­bi­tion presents a di­verse dis­play of con­tem­po­rary ce­ram­ics. Ken Thai­day Sr, Obery Sambo, All­son Edrick Tabaui, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti. The prac­tice of mask and head­dress mak­ing is a long and en­dur­ing art form through­out the Tor­res Strait Is­lands. Be­fore the Com­ing of the Light in 1871, when Chris­tian­ity was in­tro­duced to the Is­lands, the pro­duc­tion of cer­e­mo­nial ob­jects for use in elab­o­rate rit­ual was com­mon. Masks are still cre­ated to­day and used as a vis­ual in­ter­me­di­ary, con­nect­ing the liv­ing and spirit realms.

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