Ema Tavola

Colour Me Fiji

Colour Me Fiji by Ema Tavola

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Ema Tavola’s Colour Me Fiji series reinterprets the traditional Fijian sulu as being articles of urban south Auckland streetwear that riff on the mixture of traditional visual symbols on sourced in Fiji. Rather than taking an ironic touristical approach, she turns the familiar into the culturally affirming by locating their relevance within a community.

Title
Colour Me Fiji
Artist/creator
Production date
2005
Medium
cotton, thread
Dimensions
785 x 1890 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2018
Accession no
2018/32/2
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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