In pre-colonial Bicol, women worshipped the moon goddess, Haliya. Haliya is the nemesis of the Bakunawa, a sea serpent that people in the olden days believed to rise from the ocean to devour the moon. Worshippers would start a ritual dance to summon the goddess and ask for her protection. Haliya is not just a deity, she is a warrior goddess.
Haliya is a symbol of the power of women.
Today, nine women artists gather to channel the strength of Haliya through their works.
LAHI NI HALIYA, an exhibit that explores feminism through art, will be featuring the works of Flor Baradi, Connie Cabalar, Tessa Diamse, Maria Candida Flores, Maryrose Gisbert, Inka Madera, Tisa Uy, Vida Verzosa, and Inna Naatep Vitasa.
Witness the unveiling of these nine lady artists’ artworks on September 23, 2017, 6 PM at Sining Kamalig, AliMall, Araneta Center, Quezon City.
The exhibit will run from September 23 to October 21.