Event Ken Thaiday
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Venue Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
Umbrella Event Buruwan (Island) (Performance Space Season)
First Date 3 October 2014
Last Date 23 November 2014
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Acclaimed Torres Strait Islander artist, Ken Thaiday Snr, presents a major new installation at Carriageworks [...]

Inspired by the landscape of the Torres Strait and the importance of family, faith and culture, Thaiday's work explores the intersection of traditional lore with contemporary life. The installation will showcase a wide range of the artist's works, traversing dance, installation and kinetic sculpture as he bends traditional customs with modern materials to tell the stories of communities whose culture is inseparable from the land and life of the Torres Strait.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Dance
Subjects Culture
Indigenous Australian
Name Function Notes
Ken Thaiday Choreographer
Ken Thaiday Visual Artist
Further Information This installation was accompanied by a series of traditional dance works performed by Torres Strait Islander dance troupe Erub Kebile.
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database
Event Identifier 140849