Two Exhibitions featuring the art of Tatua, Closing September 25, 2010

TATAU: Symmetry Harmony and Beauty
Semisi Fetokai Potauaine. Commonwealth Connections International Artist in Residence 2010

and
TATAU: Samoan Tattooing / Global Culture
Closes September 25, 2010
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK

Semisi is a multi-media artist from Tonga. His background is in architecture. Now his work ranges from sculpture through graphic design to weaving and tattooing.

Fowler in Focus: Courtly and Urban Batik from Java, May 23 - September 5, 2010

Fowler in Focus: Courtly and Urban Batik from Java
May 23 - September 5, 2010
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles

Drawn from the Fowler Museum’s extensive holdings of Indonesian textiles, these eleven beautiful textiles offer fine examples of both courtly and urban batik from Java. The two contrasting styles equally testify to the remarkable free-form artistry that is the hallmark of fine hand-waxed batik.