Hawaiian Storytelling

Wednesday 15 November, 18.30 

Painting of a humanoid-insect figure carrying a large paddle across their shoulders

Talk in Pitt Rivers Lecture Theatre. Entry via Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

Online and in-person talk

Tickets (Ticketing link coming soon)

In-person (Includes refreshments) : Members £3, Non-members £6

Online: Members free, Non-members £3

Research Curator Marenka Thompson-Odlum talks about new art works specially commissioned by the Museum from Hawaiian artist Solomon Enos. Inspired by Hawaiian objects in the collections, Enos re-energises the artefacts to explore Hawaiian culture using characters from the epic myth Hiʻiakaikapoliopele. Highlighting the Hawaiian tradition of mo'olelo, a way of storing and sharing Hawaiian cultural memory that guides future generations in understanding the world, Marenka looks afresh at cultural forms through a Hawaiian lens.

Everyone welcome. Doors open at 18.00 and refreshments will be served. Talk starts at 18.30.