Yesterday, we threw on our warmest winter woolies,
and braved the dismally cold Melbourne weather to
take Ari into town to see this wonderful exhibition...
Igbo water spirit mask from the exhibition
UNESCO video via youtube
'From spiritual beliefs to daily life, masks to music, cloth to carving, West Africa: Rhythm and Spirit explores the array of
vibrant and dynamic cultures of West Africa.
This exhibition features over 200 objects from 28 different West African cultures, exploring kingship and authority, carved figures, pattern and adornment, divination, masks, masquerades and trade.'
description via the West Africa: Rhythm and Spirit exhibition page
Ari made this using stamps provided in the gallery.
It's on until the 29th May at The Immigration Museum
and is well worth venturing out into the cold to see!
Today, we are home sitting infront of the pot belly stove,
sipping hot chocolates, watching Noddy stories on DVD,
and colouring in our own beautiful African masks...
image and template found via the Immigration Museum's facebook page
I hope that you're all having a lovely weekend too. xo