• Torres Strait Islands
  • Costumes, Props, Stories, Highlights, Behind the Scenes, Resources

The audience’s experience of Waru begins prior to the performance. As people enter the venue they engage with a range of visual installations and tactile activities.

Object cabinets offer items that can be handled by small hands, for example sets of Kulaps, pieces of coral, shark’s teeth, and shells. A reading corner is offered with a number of children’s books based on Torres Strait culture and sea creatures of the region. The foyer has a sand patch in front of the media wall. Craft materials are set up on child size tables and chairs where they can print and colour in Torres Strait Islander designs and create their Ghost Net art inspired turtles.

The setting and materials for these activities is provided by Sea Museum (Australian National Maritime Museum) in Sydney, and facilitated by volunteers associated with the Sea Museum.