Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Elam exhibition explores portraiture

Elam exhibition explores portraiture

A new exhibition by Maori and Pasifika Tuākana students from Elam School of Fine Arts explores one of arts oldest genres, the portrait.

The exhibition Whakaahua | Portrait features work by ten Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the University of Auckland, reflecting on the elements required to create a successful contemporary portrait.

From the fabricated idealised self-portraits often used in social media, through to stigma of ‘the unready moment’, where the subject is captured before they are posed, the artists raise questions about how we portray ourselves, and others.

Employing a diverse approach, some artists look at how representation is shaped by cultural upbringing, others at how we are represented in and by our surroundings. Some explore the notion of snippets of conversation or clothing, standing in to depict a person.

The show features photography, painting, sculpture, hybrid contemporary-traditional Polynesian craft,video and installation.

The annual exhibition is part of Tuākana, a University of Auckland mentoring and tutoring programme for Māori and Pasifika students. Based on the concept of older siblings supporting younger ones, it is designed to help students transition to University life and achieve academically in their chosen field.

Whakaahua | Portrait opens at 4.30pm on Tuesday 5 August at the Whare George Fraser and runs until 15 August.

Whakaahua | Portrait
Elam Tuākana exhibition
5-15 August
Featuring work by: Taipari Connelly, Annalise Enoka, Holly Houpapa, Ngaumu Jones, Brook Konia, Jake Krause, Ali Sydenham, Serene Timoteo, Ashley Tofa, Uma Tuffnell.
Whare George Fraser
25a Princes Street
Auckland Central

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Kakī: World’s Rarest Wading Bird Released In Mackenzie Basin

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add to the 60 released into the Tasman valley earlier this month, significantly boosting the wild population. More>>

ALSO:

IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland