I am an artist based in Meanjin (Brisbane). I live, work and create on the land of the first and continuing custodians, the Turrubul, Yuggera and Quandamooka people. I respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country.
My visual arts practice interweave memory and history, centering the female gaze. My work has been exhibited in Fiji, Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.
As a member of The Veiqia Project, a Fijian female collective, I have presented at local and international conferences, facilitated workshops, and was a key member of the curatorium steering the 2019 Marama Dina exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre.
From 1998 to 2001 I was an artist-in-residence at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at The University of the South Pacific under the guidance of its Director, Pacific philosopher and academic, the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa. I am a founding member of Red Wave Collective, established at the Centre.
My blog Urban Viti (2010-2014) documented Pacific art and lifestyle. It featured interviews, DIY projects and promoted exhibitions, performances and events.
Current exhibition: Bittersweet, curated by Shivanjani Lal, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 8 August – 27 September 2020, extended digital program from 28 September – 1 November. Artists: Manisha Anjali, Mohini Chandra, Quishile Charan, Yasbelle Kerkow, Shivanjani Lal, C.A Moses, Dulcie Stewart, Luisa Tora & Sangeeta Singh and Emele Ugavule