She Who Observes, Moana Whatu
About the Exhibit
Reflections from Rosie Mac and Moana Whatu
Adaya - God's Jewel, Rosie Mac
In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. We also honour the First National Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand and recognise the Trety of Waitangi as one of the founding documents and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded by either country.
This exhibition weaves together the beauty and diversity of the South Pacific Musea community. It’s intention is to celebrate our own unique identity, connection to the earth, sea and sky of the lands we live on. Each piece in this exhibition reveals a deeply personal transformational journey and story for the artist, one that is a reflection of their divinity and their relationship with their environment and life itself.
Message from Our Curator
We are truly proud to bring this Under the Southern Skies Exhibit to life. The seeds for this project have been in the works for 10 years, and so seeing this come to life is pure joy. Women started joining Intentional Creativity® trainings in 2013, flying from Australia to attend. Specifically, I’m thinking of Jassy Watson. We have been collaborating with women from Australia on our in-person and virtual team all that time. Having greater awareness about the hemispheres has completely changed the way we work at MUSEA and the way that we look at the Wheel of the Year and time and space. I have had the pleasure of visiting and teaching Intentional Creativity® in Australia and my relationship with women in that area of the world is strong and true. We are honored to be celebrating their unique contributions to our community!
Soul Connection, Cheryl Irwin
We as a community strive to be intentional in our relationship with life, to honor the flora, the fauna, the fungi, the water, the air, the minerals, stories, cultures, traditions, and sacred places of the Many Lands in which we find our sense of place and practice Intentional Creativity®. We acknowledge with humility and gratitude our interconnection, our place in the cycle, and our sacred responsibility, reciprocation, love, and respect towards our precious and beautiful home, the Earth, and all beings.
Thank you for witnessing the exhibit.
We invite you to leave your comments and reflections below!
Special thanks to:
Shiloh Sophia for her dedication and inspirational guidance.
Rosie Mac and Moana Whatu for exhibit concept and being Guest CoCurators.
Exhibit Design and Concept
Kelly Bonsall, CoCurator Coordinator
Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Lead Exhibit Technologist
Rosamaria Polidura, CoCurator
Milagros Suriano-Rivera, CoCurator
Anne LaBrie, CoCurator
Exhibit Virtual Presentation and Page Design
Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, CoCurator
Shiloh Sophia, Curator
Promotion and Communications
MUSEA CoCurators, Sarah Mardell and Michelle Renee Baldovin
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The MUSEA Intentional Creativity Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Foundation stewards our Museum which houses our Permanent Collection – artwork by some of the Intentional Creativity® Art Matriarchs: Sue Hoya Sellars, Caron McCloud, and Carmen Baraka. In addition, the women who manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and Museum – all graduates of MUSEA University certification programs – are afforded the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families as well as maintain their sovereignty through the income they receive in exchange for their work here. Our Museum programming such as this Exhibit are made possible through your generous donations and support. We are deeply grateful for our Membership and your donations, without which none of this would be possible.