Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre,
Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria.
$0 to $15 (included with Museum entry)
until 4 Feb 2018,
a Bit na Ta is a contemporary soundscape that explores the one hundred years leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence in 1975. The exhibition centres around a film made by Melbourne musician David Bridie, in collaboration with the Tolai people of East New Britain (an island that is part of PNG), particularly photographer/historian Gideon Kakabin and singer George Telek. It is accompanied by commissioned artworks and artefacts from the museum’s collections.
The city of Rabaul (marker) on the island of New Britain, PNG. Screenshot from Google Maps
You can read more here and if you’re lucky enough to be in Melbourne, get your tix here, or, if you’re like me, stuck elsewhere find the (fantastic) music here.