Artwork Detail


Title
Tongan Tapa Cloth
Description
Paramount Award Winner, Wallace Art Awards 2015

“Tu-funga’i translates as creation. In Tongan knowledge traditions it describes the origin, philosophy, and illumination found in the production of a ngatu ta- ‘uli launima – 50ft black bark cloth. I have given the name of the piece created in my work: ‘o onotu’ofe’uli- onotu’ofekula which references the strands of knowledge inextricably connected to the qualities of light and dark”.
Visesio Siasau, 2015


Catalogue text:
Twenty Five Years of Winners
The Wallace Art Awards Paramount Winners 1992-2016
Date
2014
Medium
Tongan customary pigments and dye on bark cloth
Measurements
18060 x 4040mm
Accession date
17 Aug 2016
Accession number
16.143

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