Foufou study (4) unframedMarcus HipaInk, spray paint, pencilA3 - 297mm x 420mm300gsm paper
Our Pacific Women play numerous vital roles in society, Wearing many hats, or in this case ‘Foufou’ (Niuean head dress) contributing to its multifaceted development and progress.
Our women, our mothers and sisters excel as leaders, breaking barriers in politics, business, and social spheres, advocating for equality and justice whilst navigating the difficult world, especially in the Pacific that is still a highly patriarchal society.
About the artist
Marcus Hipa is a Niuean Artist.
Born and raised in Alofi, Niue Island.
He moved to New Zealand to further his creative interests, attending the Elam school of fine arts completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
drawing, painting and carving are some of the mediums he utilises to explore and share insights of his people’s history and culture.celebrating the values, traditions, progress and sense of community, as well as shedding light on social and political issues affecting our Pacific people in our Pacific region and in Aotearoa.
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