Kupesi in Colour

In this exhibition, Tongan/Australian artist BAY investigates the ancient art form of Tongan Kupesi. The traditional method of story-telling through pattern and metaphor is sadly being lost. By focussing on traditional elements, and cultural symbolism, colour and identity will combine to breathe new life into a forgotten art.

BAY is an Adelaide based visual artist whose work explores mental health and her Tongan ancestry. Cultural symbols and metaphors in Polynesian design have inspired her most recent body of work, investigating the traditional and dying art of Kupesi (Tongan pattern making). As she forms a deeper connection with her islander heritage, her paintings become a platform to communicate lost culture and pacific storytelling.

14 Feb – 13 March
Tuesday- Friday 10am – 5pm
Artist Talk Thursday Feb 27, 5:30pm