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Installation of Ol Map Blong Vanuatu at Fondation Suzanne Bastein.

Surrealism Blong Vanuatu?

Fondation Suzanne Bastien, Pango

Port Vila

 

Patrice Cujo
Ol Map Blong Vanuatu

 

Permanent display

Permanent Cujo survey

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A visitor to Papakura Art Gallery examines the notebook in which Nikau Hindin has recorded her research into aute.

The Return of Aute

PAPAKURA ART GALLERY

Auckland

 

Nikau Hindin
Te Kiri o Tane

 

23 March - 28 April 2016

The revival of Maori tapa making

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Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Bitter Sweet, Te Uru gallery

The Delicious Smell of Death

TE URU

Titirangi,

 

Jasmine Togo-Brisby,
Bitter Sweet,

 

24 September - 13 November 2016

Togo-Brisby’s mound of skulls


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Image from the 100% Pure New Zealand website, used in campaign advertisements.

Against purity: or, why we need Emily Jackson

EyeContact Essay #16

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Nikau Hindin's wananga aute at work. Still from Maori Television.

The First Bite for Five Hundred Years

NATHAN HOMESTEAD GALLERY

Manurewa

 

Nikau Hindin
Te Kiri o Tane: Maori Tapa

 

2 July - 7 August, 2016

Maori tradition of tapa making

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Photograph on page 4 of The Black Islands. Bohane's note reads '"Warlord" Harold Keke (centre, praying) and his GLF (Guadalcanal Liberation Front) guerrillas pray on a beach before patrolling, along the Weathercoast, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 2013.'

Praying and killing

Waka Press

Ben Bohane

 

The Black Islands

 

Vanuatu, 2013

 

The Solomon Islands civil war


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Tanya Edwards, Me'akai 2, ngatu

Art in a Weimar Kingdom

ON THE SPOT ARTSPACE

Nuku’alofa

On the Spot Arts Collective
Tenth Anniversary Celebration
22 April 2016

 

Tanya Edwards
Me’akai, four new ngatu
22 April - 22 May 2016

Activism in Tonga

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The 'Black Passageway' from Vataulua, outside On the Spot ArtSpace. Photograph by Adam Douglass.

Nuku’alofa’s Liberated Zone

ON THE SPOT ARTSPACE

Nuku’alofa

 

On the Spot Arts Initiative
Vataulua

 

5 August - 1 September, 2015

Tongan contemporary art space

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Still from Sione Faletau's Ha'amonga

Sione Faletau’s Trembling Monument

OTARAcube

Otara

 

Sione Faletau
Ha’amonga

 

20 March - 23 April 2015

From dense coral to human flesh


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Salome Tanuvasa, Expensive Movements (2012), screenshot (hotel)

Lost in the Job

FRANKLIN ARTS CENTRE

Pukekohe

Group exhibition
Making Visible

8 November 2014 - 17 January 2015

Workers from the Pacific Islands

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The Artist as Haua

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Denny, Leach, Thompson, ‘Uhila

The Walters Prize 2014

 

12 July - 12 October 2014

Some notes on Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

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Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Haukamea (Aotea), aluminium steel sculpture at Mangere Arts Centre Nga Tohu o Uenuku.

Filipe Tohi and the Art of Lashing

MANGERE ARTS CENTRE NGA TOHU O UENUKU

Mangere

 

Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi

Tukutuku Kafa Mei Lotomoana: Survey Part Two

 

6 September - 2 November 2014

Survey at Mangere


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Three gatu kolose (crocheted tops) produced by members of Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa.

The Tuvaluan Art of Kolose

MANGERE ARTS CENTRE NGA TOHU O UENUKU

Mangere

 

Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa
Kolose: the Art of Tuvalu Crochet


18 May - 29 June 2014

The Western art of exclusion

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Benjamin Work, Royal Priesthood, acrylic on wall, approx 15m x approx 3m

Walking Forward Into the Past: Benjamin Work’s Tongan Adventure

EyeContact Essay #9

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Tui Emma Gillies, Lion 2, ink and tongo dye on barkcloth, 26 x 34 cm - shown at the Mangere Arts Centre, March 2014

Tui Emma Gillies and the Lions of Tonga

EyeContact Essay #8

Choosing a motif that brings strength


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John Vea, installation of 29.09.2009 Tribute to Samoa, American Samoa & Tonga, 2013, and Import/Export, 2013 at Papakura Art Gallery

Planting plaster: John Vea and the art of migrant labour

PAPAKURA ART GALLERY

Papakura

 

John Vea
Homage to the Hoi Polloi

 

26 October - 8 December 2013

Papakura installation and performance