EVENT CANCELLATION | Ngatu Learning Space
Members of the Fifita family, in partnership with IVI designs, offer an open and interactive learning space where participants can gather to learn from each other through the creation of smaller works on bark cloth.
Ruha Fifita (b. 1990, Vava’u, Tonga; lives in Brisbane, Australia) is a visual and performing artist investigating the histories of collaborative frameworks for art-making and the evolution of the social values and functions that they fulfil and/or have the potency to capture, propagate, and influence. In 2006 she co-founded ON THE SPOT (OTS), an arts organisation aimed at exploring and utilising the arts as a tool for community building. Ruha is currently Pacific Arts Research Assistant for QAGOMA.
Ruha Fifita, ‘Lototō’ 1 2016 (detail), earth pigments, natural dyes and tuitui (Candlenut soot) on ngatu (barkcloth). Image courtesy: the artist. Photograph: Arnaud Elissalde.
UNSW Galleries is taking a break from normal operations and will temporarily close to the public from 24 March 2020 until further notice. We are prioritising the health of our staff and community and hope to be open again soon. As we adapt to the COVID-19 health emergency in Australia, we will be supporting our exhibiting artists by sharing projects online and developing new initiatives to connect with audiences.
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