Showcasing art, identity and culture.
A multicultural tattoo exhibition is currently underway at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum. Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a collection of displays and experiences exploring the art of tattoo.
Each one of the three exhibitions incorporates themes of cultural identity and community intersecting with the modern day. Documenting the Body uncovers modern tattoo practices and how they tie in with immigration and heritage. Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World is a photography exhibition that celebrates the rich, vibrant history of Japanese tattoos. Finally, Tatau: Marks of Polynesia showcases the masters of Polynesian tattoo art and gives examples of how the rich history is being adapted to new forms of media and art.
UPDATE: Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks was originally scheduled to run until October 6 however two of the three exhibits have been extended. Documenting the Body has been extended until April 5 while Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World will now run until February 2. Tatau: Marks of Polynesia has now closed.
To find out more about the Immigration Museum’s Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks exhibition, head to the museum’s website.