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OAS Lecture – Dr Roderick Ewins : Fijian Gods, Sacred Objects and Temples
September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OAS Lecture : Dr Roderick Ewins (Tasmania)
FIJIAN GODS, SACRED OBJECTS AND TEMPLES
Wednesday 20 September 2017
6:30 – 8pm
Centenary Auditorium, Art Gallery of NSW
Although this a free event, registration is required.
Please email [email protected] or call 02-9332 3984
The Gallery Cafe will be open til 9:30pm and the restaurant until 9pm
A free courtesy bus departs from the Gallery entrance every 15 minutes from 7pm until 10pm
for the Domain Car Park, Martin Place, Wynyard and Town Hall.
Standing spirit-figure (matakau) TePapa Museum Wellington NZ.
Male and female spirit-figures (matakau) from Wilkes Expedition, Smithsonian Museum Washington, USA.
Fork for Feeding Chiefs/Priests while their hands were tabu (I-kula or I-saga)
Double-bowl priest’s yaqona (kava) vessel (i-buburau ni bete) in the form of a split fragrant fruit of the leba (Syzgium neutocalyx). Victoria Museum Melbourne, Australia.
Woven sinnet model of a spirit-house (burekalou) for inclusion in the actual spirit-house, for the spirit of that temple to live in. Victoria Museum Melbourne, Australia.
(All photographs by Rod Ewins.)