New Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre sees Indigenous Fijian Women Take Over the Gallery Space
Featuring new commissions by ten artists from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, Marama Dina considers female iTaukei identities in the diaspora, away from Fiji or away from village life. The artists each consider how their blood lines and contemporary lives come together, and how they embody the past, present and future, connecting with empowering cultural knowledge previously eroded by colonisation and migration.
Marama Dina is an exhibition borne of research and engagement, with ongoing work led by creative research collective The Veiqia Project, inspired by the almost-destroyed practice of Fijian female tattooing (veiqia) and the impact of iTaukei practices on diasporic identities. Members of the project have been in residence at the gallery since October 2017 and during this time have run workshops with women of Fijian ancestry, which were met with overwhelmingly positive responses from the community. Each session exploring iTaukei culture and contemporary arts created a communal space within which participants could seek knowledge and explore what it is to be a ‘Fijian’ woman in Western Sydney.
Artists presenting work include:
Margaret Aull, Torika Bolatagici, Donita Vatuinaruku Hulme, Yasbelle Kerkow, Joana Monolagi, Dulcie Stewart, Salote Tawale, Luisa Tora, MC Trey aka Thelma Thomas and Emele Ugavule.
Dates: 17 August – 13 October 2019
Opening: 17 August, 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
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