VANUA exhibition

© Waisiliva Art Gallery
Genre : Exhibition | Leleuvia

From friday 12 to saturday 13 september 2014

Times : 00:00
Contact details : Waisiliva Art Gallery
Tel. : +679 999 2340
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Arts and crafts

Vanua Art Exhibition on Leleuvia Island will be featuring the Waisiliva Gallery Artists & Guests Artists from the 12th to the 13th of September, 2014.

The Waisiliva Art Gallery was founded in December 2013 through the visionary management of Leleuvia Island Resort  with the principal focus on representation of contemporary artists whose diverse practises include painting, drawing, sculpture, video and photography.

The name "Waisiliva" is attributed to the seas surrounding Leleuvia, Wai Siliva derives from the reflection of the moon on the waters, creating silvery, glassy images on the surface.

The story of  Waisiliva's adventure opened with celebrations dedicated to the late artist Jasiliva Navaria Creek. The legacy of her constant positivity & attention to artists'  talents powered the energy that went into the launch of an "Adventurous", a creative voyage on Leleuvia Island of pure inspiration and Art.

Subject of the exhibition VANUA :
Highlighting the relationship of the land, sea, people and culture
"A tribute to the humble beginnings … remember we used to care"
"Vanua is not only the land, it is dressed with the culture and the tradition".
"All the creatures of the sea and the earth, the trees... are connected to the Vanua."
(words of wisdom collected around the talanoa mat on Leleuvia island)

Artists participating
Anare Somumu, Joe Bilbu, Irami Buli, Craig Marlow,  Mason Lee, Reapi Blyde, Josua Toganivalu, Tessa Miller, Waqa Vuidreketi, Josaia Mc Namara, Warwick Marlow, Judy Stokes, Pita Waqanui, Jaabi Faarai, John Mausio, Joji Zedart, Salote Sinukula Naulumatua & more artists. . .

Information / Venue

all day, free


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of