EVENT CHANGE - Coming of the Light

Thursday 1 July 2021
1.00 - 2.00pm
1 hour

Due to current NSW Government COVID 19 restrictions, this event will no longer feature live singing. 

Free event, no bookings required.

To mark the 150th anniversary of The Coming of the Light, experience the sounds of hymn singing within the exhibition WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait. For the duration of the day, the Gallery will play recorded hymns from the Torres Strait. 

The Coming of the Light is a holiday celebrated by Torres Strait Islanders on 1 July each year. It recognises the adoption of Christianity through island communities during the late nineteenth century.

WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait showcases the evolution and strength of Torres Strait Islander tradition and society through arts practitioners from the 19th Century to the emergence of the contemporary art traditions of today.


  • This event is FREE



Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill