- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
“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
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