The Veiqia Project

iLakolako ni weniqia: A Veiqia Project exhibition
The Physics Room, Christchurch
25 September - 31 October 2021

Luisa Tora

Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo, Margaret Aull, Donita Vatuinaruku Hulme, Joana Monolagi, Dulcie Stewart, and Luisa Tora

The Veiqia Project member, Luisa Tora, is the 2021 Creative New Zealand University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence.

In 2018 Luisa Tora, Joana Monolagi, and Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo travelled to Yaro Village on Kia Island in northern Fiji to spend time in talanoa with people there about the traditional Fijian female tattooing practice of veiqia. Luisa has committed the period of her Creative New Zealand / University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist Residency to editing a series of interviews filmed during the 2018 visit.

The Veiqia Project will collectively produce an exhibition at The Physics Room gallery as part of this residency.

OUR STORY

The Veiqia Project is a creative research project inspired by the practice of Fijian female tattooing of veiqia.

Veiqia: na iVolavosa Vakaviti

celebrating our tattooing history

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