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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

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Paul Stillen, Annie, 2019

Documenting the Body: Curated by Stanislava Pinchuk

What stories do our bodies tell?

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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Through photographs viewers can appreciate the sheer beauty of Samoan tattoos

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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

This ground breaking photographic exhibition explores the rich history of traditional Japanese tattoo culture and its influence on modern tattoo practice.

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Photo of a hand with temporary tattoos on it.

Map Your Body & Make Your Mark

Explore your identity with tattoo inspired activities.

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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

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One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Exhibition display

Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

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One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.

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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what – and who – could enter Victoria.

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The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

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