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Our Mission

What We Stand For

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
~ Marcus Garvey ~

Established in 2013, Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts became the first centre of its kind in Sydney, Australia. Matavai works towards promoting unity, cultural sharing and connection to culture through the education of all ages in Pacific cultural arts. As a strong community presence, Matavai also advocates for issues that affect our Pacific community both in Australia and overseas. These issues include climate change, loss of cultural knowledge, education opportunities and community youth. As a melting pot of cultural knowledge, Matavai works to consistently provide the community with the highest quality of cultural programs that are educational, authentic, fun and affordable.

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel

A Message From

Our Directors

“We are proud Pacific people! We are honored to be from a culture that though ancient, still thrives and continues to survive despite the environmental and social challenges of the modern age. We believe that our community must never compromise who they are. Each individual deserves to stand tall and walk proudly in the footsteps of their ancestors into a successful future free of prejudice. We hope Matavai encourages our community to understand although our island homes are small, we united are the people of the biggest ocean in the world ‘Tagata o le moana’; Pacifica.”

– Maryjane & Frederick Schwenke