ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, 16-26 March 2016

The first Veiqia Project exhibition took place at St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand for the Auckland Arts Festival, and coincided with the Pacific Arts Association XII International Symposium.

The Veiqia Project’s strategic alignment with the Pacific Arts Association XII International Symposium was an effort to foreground the important dynamic between indigenous artists, Museum collections, the past and the present, the ‘collected’ and the ‘collector’.

Artists: Margaret Aull, Donita Hulme, Joana Monolagi, Dulcie Stewart, and Luisa Tora

Curators: Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo and Ema Tavola

Official Photography: Sangeeta Singh

Gallery Assistants: James Finch, Semelisi Funaki, Gladie Hanipale, Jaspreet Jador, Nina Latu,  Angel Lavea, Waimarama Roa, Talei Siilata, and Zech Soakai.


Artists meet to revive Fijian art of tattooing, Fiji Sun, 18 September 2015

Fiji female tattooing makes mark at this year’s Pasifika Festival, Vaimoana Tapaleao, New Zealand Herald, 11 March 2016

The Veiqia Project Exhibition Opening – Fiji Tattoo, Coconet TV, 15 March 2016

ST PAUL St Gallery Three, AUT o Group show – “The Veiqia Project”, Artsdiary, 2016 

Veiqia Project reawakens woman’s role in Fijian society, Asia Pacific Report, March 19, 2016

The art of traditional Fijian female tattoo, Janet McAllister, Radio NZ, 24 March 2016 

Review: The Veiqia Project, Janet McAllister, Radio NZ, 2016

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