Tui Emma Giles & Sulieti Feime’a Burrows

Image: Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Image: Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Tui and Sulieti are New Zealand based Tongan artists specialising in tapa art. Their work mixes can be challenging, confronting and controversial, but always with respect to the roots of the medium and the ancestors who practised it before them. They are recipients of the Creative New Zealand Heritage Art Award in 2018 and have exhibited and presented their work across the globe.