Pacific Inspirations



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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Join us to learn about the traditional practice of bark-cloth printing and designs from the Pacific region.

Just as canoes are a shared part of the livelihood and lifestyle of the Pacific region, so too is bark cloth. Throughout Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia, cloth made from bark is used in the creation of fabric for bedding, clothing and ceremonial objects.

Using patterns from the many areas that the Pacific region incorporates, participants will be inspired to create and print their own colourful designs which can be worn. They can also see and feel real bark cloth and visit Te Vainui O Pasifika Gallery and see unique bark-cloth adornments from across the Pacific region.