Program host Griff Rhys Jones undergoes a different kind of cathartic experience when he closely interacts with a culture crossing the channel between Papua New Guinea and the northernmost shores of Queensland which was for a long time disconnected from the global world. This part of the world was totally renounced and alienated from the rest of the world. The fascinating, astonishing creative objected beautifully crafted by the expertise hands of the Torres Strait Islander artists are injected with mystery and indeed a sense of wonder is associated with them. It is true that their comprehending power is so well protected that a lot of people in the community are not inclined to have them identified by the people not belonging to the native community. To realize what he’s experiencing and to clearly express it, Jones must answer some intriguing questions as open-mindedly as he can. What is the secret behind such spectacularly striking and brilliant art works? Why are the islanders not comfortable in disclosing their secrets? Such questions are candidly attempted by Griff Rhys Jones.
(Hidden Treasures of Australian Art, Enhanced DVD, 59 minutes) ISBN: 978-0-81608-941-3 Copy Right Date: 2011 CC