Mateiwai: Struggle first to reach your goal

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation , International) Professor Derrick Armstrong presenting artist Josaia Mateiwai his certificate. Also seen is Josaia’s winning artwork. Picture: MEREONI MILI

“YOU have to struggle first in order to reach your goals.” These were the words of Josaia Mateiwai, a self-taught artist who was one of the four winners of USP’s 50th anniversary visual arts competition. Mateiwai received his prize as USP celebrates a week-long ‘We are the Ocean: Heritage and Arts Festival’. The 37-year-old said: […]

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