Fiji Museum, Suva,
9 March – 8 June 2017
In 2017 The Veiqia Project collaborated with Fiji-based artists to produce new work for a three month exhibition at the Fiji Museum. The exhibition included objects from the museum’s collection.
Margaret Aull, Selai Buasala, Mereula Buliruarua, Elizabeth Edwards, Donita Hulme, Katarina Lesumai, Joana Monolagi, Dulcie Stewart, Laurel Stewart, Luisa Tora and Vou Dance Fiji artists Mere Rosi Navuda, Elizabeth Tanya Sidal, Bernadette Kaulotu Suiqa, Koleta Dravuni Tobeyaweni, and Ta’Arei Weeks.
Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo
Na Veiqia Vou (2017)
This collaborative work was developed in Suva by Luisa Tora, Mereula Buliruarua, and Mere Rosi Navuda, Bernadette Kaulotu Suiqa, Koleta Tobeyaweni, Ta’Arei Weeks, and Elizabeth Tanya Sidal of VOU Dance Fiji.
Women play an important role in iTaukei society. As the Rev. Dr. Ilaitia Tuwere has said women are the ‘liga ni magiti’ – “the source of life, the depositories of wisdom”. The performance represents the young women who had received their we ni qia and were returning to much celebration in their community. The performers activated the space and led the audience into the exhibition.
The Veiqia Project received significant project funding from
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