Niki Filitonga



Motherhood celebrates the role of my mother as the 'foundation' of my family. It intimately explores my mother's relationships with each of her seven children. Tapa cloth has been used to represent our Pacific Island heritage and its tradtional grid formation acts as a strong visual tool to communicate our familial connections. Each child has been arranged across the tapa in chronological order of our births. The size and placement of each child relates to the types of relationships we have with our mother. Inspired by John Pule's storytelling abilities, the texts reveals my thoughts on each unique relationship.


Niki Filitonga is a young artist based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.