Fijian in Brisbane

Dulcie Stewart / Fijian in Brisbane 2011 / Digital print of tapa (bark cloth) and manhole.

Paying homage to Fijian motifs, the artist outlined a manhole in Brisbane with geometric lines decorated with tapa (bark cloth). The work explores questions of identity, both her own and that of others, connecting to Fiji and being Fijian in Australia.

Made for diasporadic679, curated by Ema Tavola, Luisa Tora and Sangeeta Singh, 17-25 October 2011, Otahuhu, South Auckland. Generously assisted by Nicole Lim. Part of the 2011 Southside Arts Festival, produced by Auckland Council South