What's on: Hawaiian featherwork demonstration

Meet visiting Hawaiian master featherworker Rick Makanaaloha Kia‘imeaokekanaka San Nicolas.

Replica 'ahu'ula cape by Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas

Replica 'ahu'ula cape by Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas
Photographer: Rick San Nicholas © Rick San Nicholas

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
20 June 2018
Time:
11.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Location:
Westpac Long Gallery, Ground Floor
Admission:
Free after admission

Rick Makanaaloha Kia‘imeaokekanaka San Nicolas is a special guest of the Australian Museum this month, visiting from Hawaii. Rick San Nicolas will be hand-delivering a hand-made replica of the feathered cape presented to Captain James Cook by Chief Kalaniopu’u of Hawaii in 1778 during Cook’s third voyage of exploration in the Pacific. The cape is one of the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum and is due to come off display for conservation purposes.

Join Rick as he shows the new cape to the public and discusses his craftsmanship in the Westpac Long Gallery.

About Rick Makanaaloha Kia‘imeaokekanaka San Nicolas

Rick grew up in Hawai‘i, and is the founder of the George Na‘ope Hula Festival. He was recently bestowed with the title of Ke Kumu Hulu Nui, “Master of Hawaiian Featherwork of Old Hawai‘i”.

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