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Coral Expeditions comes to Mua Island

The Coral Explorer moored offshore at Mua Island

Posted on December 6th 2019

The Coral Expeditions cruise liner came through on a flying visit in October this year, and set anchor off shore from Kubin just long enough for our artists, dancers and singers to give them a very warm, island-style welcome. Senior artist David Bosun left Darwin with the tour group some days beforehand, travelling as guide through the Gulf and Torres Strait, talking about the evolution of the print tradition in Zenadth Kes, and general customary practices of the Mualgal people. Mua dancers and singers performed on deck while Flora Warria ran a workshop in jewellery making and beading. Angela Torenbeek ran a workshop in coconut leaf weaving. The visitors were thrilled by all of this. Coral Expeditions were also very happy with the warm welcome they received and are working closely with us to develop more cultural tourism opportunites on Mua Island in the future. 

Ideal conditions off shore for the Mua Dancers and singers.
and Lucy Mosby rolled up her sleeves to help the Moa Arts staff on the merchandise and prints stall. What a star!