Meet the mother-daughter artist duo creating a new Polynesian art style together
Mother-daughter artist duo Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies tell Garth Cartwright that, despite their differences, they’re cut from the same cloth.
From a South Auckland bungalow to international art galleries, mother and daughter Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies are achieving remarkable things with their tapa cloth paintings.
The art they co-create is both beautiful and ominous, reflecting as it does concerns close to all of us: family, Covid, cultural traditions, the Pacific environment, our pasts and futures.
Voyagers – The Niu World is on at Tautai Gallery until May 22, 2021
Gallery Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tues – Fri)
11am – 4pm (Saturday)