Sangeeta Singh + Luisa Tora, Pecha Kucha Night

8 12 2009

Sangeeta Singh and Luisa Tora presented a joint presentation at Manukau’s recent Pecha Kucha Night held at the historic Metro Theatre in Mangere East.

Their presentation was called, PR Application #679

Sangeeta pictured here with the 3D model of Mana

They were in a steller line-up including Leilani Kake, Shigeyuki Kihara, Nigel Borrel, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Angela Tiatia, Edgar Melitao, Tanu Gago, Vinesh Kumaran, James McCarthy and Hone Ngata aka DJ Poroufessor.

More on Pecha Kucha Night, New Zealand



16 10 2009

The Fiji Times exhibition has been reviewed on Cafe Pacific HERE

Vinaka vakalevu!

An anonymous comment notes…

A modern Pacific fusion, with LGBT graphical representation, with strong influences of vagina monologues and Jackson Pollack undertones, wrapped in political satire, with a twist of impartial bias.

Fiji Times closes in Auckland City

14 10 2009

The sun has set on the FIJI TIMES exhibition… Torika Bolatagici Vetuna’s beautiful photo media work has been donated to the Tautai Trust Tsunami Relief Auction and Luisa Tora’s poster will be on it’s way shortly to its new home in Christchurch, New Zealand! Congratulations artists, vinaka vakalevu supporters, thank you so much Naomi Singer and Nicole Lim, respected colleagues. A great project… thank you all so much.

And another Fiji womens exhibition is in the pipeline…

One more day of FIJI TIMES @ The Salon

13 10 2009

The last day of the FIJI TIMES exhibition at The Salon is Wednesday 14 October. The Salon will be open from 12-6pm with artists Luisa Tora and Sangeeta Singh.


13 10 2009

Luisa Tora has sold her poster work “Faith” (2009) from the Faith, Hope and Charity series.

Faith is the first installment in Tora’s Faith, Hope and Charity trilogy. The series is a response to the types of control currently being used on the Fiji population. Faith features Police Commissioner Esala Teleni. Rerevaka na Kalou ka doka na Tui from the Fiji coat of arms means “Fear the Lord and honour the Queen”.


In solidarity…

9 10 2009

Dear Editor

On behalf of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, I congratulate the artists who are part of the “Fiji Times” exhibition. As an organisation that passionately upholds and promotes the rule of law, democracy and human rights, we believe that any space where women can come together to expose and voice their outrage at the current political, social and economic problems in Fiji – should be strongly encouraged and supported.

FWRM was a supporter of last year’s “Vasu – Women of Power” exhibition in Fiji so we know that art is and can be a vehicle for social, political and economic transformation. Unfortunately we cannot be there to be part of this important exhibition. However please know that we are there in solidarity. Thank you for being our voice!  We salute your courage and passion and wish you all the success.

Best wishes,

Virisila Buadromo

Executive Director
Fiji Women’s Rights Movement


This letter appears in the exhibition catalogue for the Fiji Times exhibition alongside letters from Dr Teresia Teaiwa, Seona Smiles and Matelita Ragogo. These letters of support and endorsement mean so much to us, vinaka vakalevu.

The letters can be read online HERE.

Fiji Times // OPENING!

9 10 2009

A wonderful evening marking the eve of Fiji Day in Auckland City!

Fiji Blue

Cheap wine + plastic cups // Fiji Times artists Filani Macassey, Sangeeta Singh + Luisa Tora with curator, Ema Tavola

David Robie, Director – Pacific Media Centre, AUT

Karlo Mila

Luisa Tora with Victor Roger

Charmaine ‘Ilaiu + Ema Tavola

Margaret Aull + Theresa

Lawyer Gina Cole + Luisa Tora

Karlo Mila + Tracey Tawhiao

Filani Macassey + Stevie J Heatley

More photos on the Fiji Times Flickr page