Au Mei Moana – Returning Tides

Au Mei Moana – Returning Tides: The Tonga Cultural Heritage Exhibition
July 27 – August 1, 2010
Fa’onelua Convention Centre
Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Curated by Lokei Niua Latu

The Tongan Ministry of Education, Women’s Affairs, & Culture in conjunction with The Tonga Traditions Committee presents Au Mei Moana – Returning Tides: The Tonga Cultural Heritage Exhibition. Hosted at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, from July 27 – August 1, 2010.

Au Mei Moana – Returning Tides is a celebration of Tongan culture by Tongan artists through contemporary media including the visual arts, dance, and music – a forge between the island and the diaspora. The exhibition features over 30 local and overseas Tongan artists.

Tonga:
Lesieli Tupou
Sitiveni Fehoko
Moana Guttenbeil
John Maileseni
On The Spot Arts Initiative
Tevita Pola’apau
Hakeai Piutau
Tevita Ika
Lu’isa Fonua
Pita Nau
Feinga Fanguna

Australia:
‘Eseta Hones ‘Aholelei
Tevita Havea
Seinileva Hu’akau
Solo Tohi
Emily Mafile’o

New Zealand:
Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi
Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka
Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes
Dagmar Dyck
‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u
Vea Mafile’o
Maryann ‘Aholelei
Visesio Siasau
‘Elenoa Hema Telefoni

Hawaii:
Su’a Sulu’ape ‘Aisea Toetu’u
Taueva Fa’otusia

USA:
‘Amelia Leafatulagi Niumeitolu

Fiji:
Lingikoni Vaka’uta
Oceania Performing Group (Oceania Dance Theater)

Source: Australia Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust’s

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