The Ulumate Project
Ulumate exhibition, Kai Colo (1871-86)

Ulumate or ‘Dead Head’ was the ancient practice of wig making by indigenous Fijians, over 200 years ago. Normally practised during the time of mourning, the drau-ni-ulu (hair) is cut and made into a wig then worn until the hair beneath grows back. The Ulumate Project has been 21 years in the making and this exhibition will feature the research and journey the artists have taken.


Location

The Homestead Galleries
Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane
Henderson
Auckland