Videos from WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait


Four years in the planning, landmark exhibition WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait was the most significant First Nations exhibition in Newcastle Art Gallery's 64-year history.

Developed in collaboration with highly awarded Torres Strait Islander artist and curator Brian Robinson, this remarkable exhibition contained large scale prints, sculptures, new media and significant cultural artefacts that had never been on display outside of the Torres Strait.

The exhibition showcased the evolution of Torres Strait Islander traditions and society from the 19th Century through to the emergence of the contemporary art traditions of today.

The exhibition has since won several national awards, including a Museums and Galleries NSW IMAGinE Award for Medium Organisation Exhibition Project and all three Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) in 2022 - Learning or Interpretation Initiative, Temporary or Travelling Exhibition and Indigenous Project.

Exhibition Video - WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Virtual Walkthrough - WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait

Opening Ceremony - WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait