|Wed 13 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Thu 14 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Fri 15 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Sat 16 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Sun 17 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm|
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Stories gleaned from community and retold back to that community as art works are the foundation of John Vea's new show opening at MTG Hawke's Bay on 18 October.
The show will include existing sculptural and moving image works alongside a new performance piece based on interactions Vea has had with people in Hawke's Bay.
The underlying thread of the exhibition is the notion of Talanoa.
Vea explains: "To Talanoa, you have a personal encounter with another person in conversation. The process of Talanoa is used in a respectful journalistic mode and sensibility for collecting stories of the everyday."
There's a rich storytelling element in Vea's work that resonates as truly Pacific, not just in the content and themes of the work but also in the way it is created and presented.
Shared stories told in an allegorical context become almost works of protest as statements about workers rights and minority groups are explored.
Talanoa is on at MTG Hawke's Bay from 17 October 2015 - 17 April 2016.
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