Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific

The most comprehensive exhibition of Fijian art ever assembled.

This is not a display of ‘ethnographic specimens’, asserts curator Professor Steven Hooper, who led a three-year research project into the presence of Fijian objects in international collections before bringing together this exhibition. Hooper says the items shown here should be thought of as works of art ‘in their own right’.

Over 270 fascinating and unusual pieces drawn from across the archipelago make for a convincing case. Highlights include elaborately-stencilled bark cloths, hand-crafted ivory jewellery, ritual pots and dishes, and an eight-metre long, double hulled sailing canoe made entirely from wood and coir cord. Watercolours and photographs provide additional context.

Venue details

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia, Norwich Norfolk NR4 7TJ 01603 593199

Entry details

£6 with National Art Pass (standard entry £12)

Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm
Sat - Sun, 10am - 5pm

Closed Mon, including bank holidays.

Free Parking for exhibition visitors – see website for more details

Reviews (1)

  • Shribas, Jiaganj
  • 7 July 2016 - 07:43
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