To compliment the Bounty celebrations in Tahiti this year,
a group including New Zealand-based Norfolk Island artists Sue Pearson and Jean Clarkson along with Pitcairn Islander Meralda Warren, and myself opened an art exhibition and book launch at the Town Hall of Arue, Tahiti.
Arue is in the area which at the time of Bligh and Cook was called Pare. Pare was where much of the royalty lived in those times.
It was fitting and immensely touching to hold the exhibition in such an historical area. The town hall comprises of a set of gorgeous colonial-style buildings surrounded by beautifully kept gardens.
At the same time as our exhibition, the town hall was also hosting a crafts festival, so that the two complimented each other perfectly.