Sacred gods exhibition explores Polynesian spirituality

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra Australia, is hosting  an exhibition exploring Polynesian spirituality and the concept of atua encompassing gods, the ongoing influence of ancestors and ancestral beliefs.

For its exhibition Atua: sacred gods from Polynesia, the National Gallery of Australia has negotiated loans from more than 30 museum collections around the world.

The Vatican Ethnological Museum is lending their great god Tu from Mangareva.

The exhibition explores the relationship between atua and art, between spirits and sculpture, between gods and priests, between women and men.

It looks at some of the most unique works of art in the Polynesian world and tries to make sense of an enduring mystery surrounding religious objects and their association with belief in gods.




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