Making Vaiola

“Making Vaiola” is a short film produced by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia). It depicts the creation of a work of art titled Vaiola: in February 2020, with the guidance and blessing of grandmother ‘Akesa Fifita, family and friends in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, and from across the Pacific came together to support artist Robin White in the making of a ngatu for the Matisse Alive exhibit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For more information about Vaiola and Robin White’s work in this exhibit, please check out this article: Robin White

One of Robin’s collaborators on Vaiola was Ruha Fifita. You can read an interview with her on Baha’i Blog here: Ready, Set, Go! The Timed Sketches of Ruha Fifita

About the Author

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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