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Tue 28 Mar 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm
Wed 29 Mar 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm
Fri 31 Mar 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 1 Apr 2017, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: ICL Graduate Business School, Level 7, 10-14 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


This exhibition brings together three recent graduates, Saint Andrew Matautia, Pati Solomona Tyrell and Uelese Vavae, who each centre their practice in portraiture. Using this method to both explore and express themselves and their community.

The title of the exhibition Sauniga translates to mean preparing for, or a gathering of sorts. Each artist uses portraiture to gather together, define, and connect with Samoan knowledge systems, as well as to reflect on their own identity and that of their community.

There is an inherent tension within the exhibition, created by the artists who use Samoan mythology, language and visual culture as a tool to develop contemporary imagery. Portraiture is used as a process to explore their individual cultural identity but also as mechanism to subvert and challenge the ways that we see culture in an everyday context, encompassing both island and urban experience - Jodi Meadows

Also opening the same time/place: 'Politics of Sharing: On Collective Wisdom' with Lonnie Hutchinson, Kunci, Local Time, Daniel Maier-Reimer and Shannon Te Ao, Natalie Robertson with John Miller, Peter Robinson, Gabriel Rossell-Santillán, Kalisolaite 'Uhila

Produced by: Artspace NZ and ifa

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