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We have had our art and our cultural expertise featured all over the internet. If you are looking for more information about siapo, tatau, wood-carving, and our work with these mediums, check out the links below.

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WEAVING ART AND SCIENCE TO STRENGTHEN NARRATIVES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

This article by Josh McDaniel was published in Ka Pili Kai, a publication of the University of Hawaii. This article features artwork by Reggie Meredith Fitiao. Reggie was also interviewed as a part of the research process for this article. Check out the link below to read it!

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FINDING "COMMON GROUND"

Reggie was very proud to consult with Adam Silverman on his project "Common Ground." In a time of upheaval and division, Adam's project strives to find a connection. He has collected water, clay, and wood ash from every state and U.S. territory. Combining these materials, he created a series of 56 plates, cups, bowls, and ceremonial wheel-thrown vessels.

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UNDERSTANDING BARKCLOTH AT NATIONAL MUSEUMS SCOTLAND

Reggie and Uilisone were invited to teach about siapo for the University of Glasgow and the National Museums of Scotland. Pictures of Reggie's siapo masks, a project she began after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, can be found at the link below.

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TAPEGAINA O LE U'A: UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

While they were unable to travel to Scotland for their planned lessons with the University of Glasgow, Reggie Meredith created a video about the tapa-making process for the University to use on their site. Check out Reggie's video below.

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TREE BARK TO CLOTH: AN ANCIENT ART OF OCEANIA FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA TO EASTERN POLYNESIA

Uilisone and Reggie were included in an amazing reference book written by Michel Charleux. If you are interested in a deep study of the art of the Pacific, this is a great read!