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Between Wind and Water


Sat 24 Jan 2015, 11:00am–4:00pm
Wed 28 Jan 2015, 11:00am–6:00pm
Thu 29 Jan 2015, 11:00am–6:00pm
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 11:00am–6:00pm
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Level 1/147 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Between Wind and Water is an exhibition project timed to coincide with the annual Positively Pasifika Festival. In an effort to leverage off Wellington City Council’s civic celebration of Pacific cultures and communities, the project aims to attract and engage new Pacific audiences and symbolically centralise Pacific perspectives on contemporary art, interpretation and value.
An exhibition of new works by three South Auckland based artists provides the context for a series of talks, gatherings and activities offering audiences opportunities to discuss the artworks, themes, and wider context of making (and curating) art of and about Pacific experience and realities in Aotearoa.

Curator: Ema Tavola
Artists: Tanu Gago, Leilani Kake and Luisa Tora

Ema and the artists will be resident in the gallery, with an extensive public programme featuring invited guests such as Ioana Gordon-Smith and Daniel Michael Satele.

Public Programme Events:
Pacific vs Art: A Discussion on Curating Pacific Art
Wednesday 14 January, 5.30pm
Join writer-curators Ioana Gordon-Smith, Daniel Michael Satele and Between Wind and Water curator, Ema Tavola, in a spirited discussion facilitated by Sean Mallon, on Pacific art and the politics of engagement.

Artist Talk: Leilani Kake
Thursday 15 January, 5.30pm
Exhibiting artist, Leilani Kake discusses the themes and inspiration for her new work, MALE – Māori or Polynesian, within the wider context of her video installation practice.

Oceania Interrupted: Empowering Collective Action - Meet & Greet
Friday 16 January, 5.30pm
Meet members of Auckland-based collective, Oceania Interrupted, visiting Wellington to undertake the 7th of 15 Actions to raise awareness for West Papua.

Naqalotu: Na qalo tu – A panel discussion on new work by Luisa Tora
Wednesday 21 January, 5.30pm
Exhibiting artist, Luisa Tora will discuss her new work and themes along with guest speakers, Kaliopate Tavola ( on Fijian identity and totemic relationships, and Milena Palka (Marine Species Advocate, WWF) on shark populations and protection in the Pacific.

Artist Talk: Tanu Gago
Thursday 22 January, 5.30pm
Exhibiting artist, Tanu Gago discuss the themes and inspiration for his new exploratory video work, The Sound of the Ocean.

BWAW Futures Forum
Saturday 24 January, 2pm
What does an ideal future look like for Pacific people in Aotearoa and Oceania? A series of quick-fire utopian dream talks from diverse Pacific perspectives, including Dr Teresia Teaiwa, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Faith Wilson and more!
This is the last event in the Between Wind and Water Summer Residency; closing drinks will follow this event.

A selection of video works from The Drowned World, curated by Satele for Tautai will also be shown at Enjoy throughout the Residency.

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