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Influx

When:

Sat 22 Oct 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 26 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 27 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: St Paul St Gallery, 40 St Paul Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Influx brings together diverse artworks that collectively push and pull our understanding of the Pacific from a perspective that is much larger than Aotearoa New Zealand.

Since Paul Tangata, the first artist of Pacific heritage to graduate from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 1965, there has been an influx of Pacific students training across art institutions. Many of these students have gone on to shape, and push the boundaries of, contemporary art in Aotearoa.

'Influx' marks a moment where student practices within an academic context find a renewed sense of purpose, embedded in their wider political and social field. Artists such as Jasmine Togo Brisby draws our attention to the legacy of colonisation and the complexities of the South Sea Islander identity. Further provocations can be seen in work by Pati Solomona Tyrell which makes visible Pacific narratives of LGBTQI experiences.

This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artworks that reflects tertiary practice as a time where many artists begin to develop a sense of political agency. Collectively these works push and pull our understanding of the Pacific with a scope that is much larger than New Zealand.

'Influx' is the eighth Tautai tertiary exhibition.

'Influx' includes work from Louisa Afoa, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Jasmine Te Hira, John Vea, Nina Oberg Humphries, Christina Pataialii, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Pelepesite Tofilau and Rhueben Meredith, Valasi Leota-Seiuli, and Shane Tu'ihalangingie.

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