Ruha 10-12 only if you want to catch up with her!
You can find out more about Magda Community Artz events HERE
(Sunday 8th October)
This is your last chance to see the exhibition in Brisbane.
We are open from 10-4pm today.
From 10 until 12 Ruha and Minaira Fifita will be sharing tapacloth painting and talking about the background of how tapa and the materials put on it are created and where they come from.
And from 2-3pm A workshop writing poetry inspired by the art in Illumine will be taking place, with poet June Perkins.
We shut at 4pm.
(And then it is onto the Gold Coast)
Opening Night Illumine. 50 people gathered to share art, music, poetry, supper in the lead up to the Bicentennial Weekend. A gift to Baha’u’llah, of the arts!
Thank you to Magda Community Artz for use of their space. As well as all those assisting us behind the scenes to make this happen, particularly local Baha’is and Baha’is of Gold Coast.
Introducing Minaira Fifita. Another of our collaborating artists for Illumine.
Minaira Fifita is a visual and performing artist whose artwork is grounded in her Polynesian and Celtic roots and nurtured by her faith in the unity. She grew up in the island nation of Tonga. The Baha’i faith and her family are very important to her and all of her siblings are artists.
Minaira has won various art competitions, including one for the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. She has found galleries to exhibit her work in both Australia and Tonga and continues to receive commissions.
After graduating, the World Bank commissioned her to illustrate some stories for a teaching programme in Tonga. With the money from this work she was able to make payments towards her student fees. She also had the opportunity to work with well-known New Zealand artist Robin White, assisting on a collaborative tapa work with her sister, Ruha Fifita.
She continues to paint and contributes…
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