Art of the Skins

Art of the Skins is a significant cultural resurgence project that embraces memories, sharing and belonging. Rich with partnerships, it announces the re-activation of possum skin cloak making and wearing in south-east Queensland.

The beginnings of this project and contemporary possum skin cloak making can be traced to 1993 when a change to the Museums Australia policy provided Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with greater access to museum collections. The shift in policy aimed “to inspire, to reclaim and reignite cultural traditions”.