Visiting New Zealand painter and printmaker Dame Robin White in collaboration with Ruha Fifita and local Tongan tapa makers, has produced an intriguing modern lau nima – a 25 metre long decorated barkcloth – that will be the centrepiece for an important exhibition of tapa at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, in June.
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Results for creative arts
Wednesday 6 January 2016
Monday 23 November 2015
Tonga’s budding film-makers will have their ingenuity tested this week in a challenge that will see them creating short films in only two days – and produced ready to be screened to the public at the annual Film Night on Thursday November 26.
Monday 21 January 2013
Tonga is losing the people who hold in-depth knowledge of traditional arts, and without them the techniques for preparing and presenting Koloa are largely forgotten, say Tongan women who took time last week to learn from a master of Tongan crafts. Photos by Finau Fonua.
Friday 18 January 2013
The protection of the creative works of Tongan writers, artists and other creators was the focus of a two-days seminar that was held in Nuku'alofa from January 14-15, when participants unanimously supported a conclusion that individuals in the core copyright industries need to form an organization to "collectively administer" their rights.