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When:

Fri 16 Apr 2010, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 8 May 2010, 8:00am–2:00pm

Where: Fresh Gallery, Shop 5, 46 Fairmall, Otara, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Arts Auckland South

Tongan Style highlights the art and practice of embroidery and crocheting within a Tongan context. Whilst many Pacific cultures practice the art of embroidery and crocheting, such as the Cook Islands and Kiribati, Tongan women have made this art form and practice their own through the production of tangible wealth in the forms of embroidered and crocheted sheets, pillow cases and dresses.

Tongan Style celebrates creativity and innovation, with a special focus on the unique ‘Tefisi’ style of clothing which incorporate embroidery, crocheting and freestyle construction as opposed to a more western style of construction involving patterns.

From 16 April - 8 May

The people behind Tongan Style including curators Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Manuēsina Māhina and artists Lingisiva ‘Aloua, Kolokesa Kūlikefu, Noma ‘Ofa-ki-Nu’usila Talakia’atu, Manuēsina Tonata and Hūlita Tupou will be discussing their exhibition at an artists' floor talk on Saturday 8 May, 12noon - 1.30pm.

Fresh Gallery Otara is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday and 8am-2pm Saturday

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