In iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) culture the head and hair symbolize mana and connection to the spiritual realm.
In this exhibition Natasha Ratuva presents masi artworks that reinterpret traditional patterns from Fijian masi (iTaukei barkcloth) and kuta (woven pond reeds) into contemporary compositions with the buiniga, an iTaukei women's traditional hair practice as the central theme. This exhibition is a celebration of this powerful and beautiful symbol of iTaukei culture and womanhood.
Programmes and events accompany this exhibition, see Events page for more details.
Supported by funding from Creative New Zealand.