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Portraiture Exhibition Celebrates International Friendship

Monday, 25 February 2019
Mairangi Arts Centre
The Artists Village, Singapore

Portraiture Exhibition Celebrates International Friendship

Mairangi Arts Centre on Auckland’s North Shore and The Artists Village, Singapore proudly present ‘Portraiture’ an exhibition that contemplates the nature of identity.

This collaborative display, which opens on Saturday 2 March, features 16 selected artists from each organisation and celebrates 54 years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Singapore. The Artists Village is a contemporary art group founded in 1988 whose mission is to foster and develop an increased consciousness of the importance of the arts and their contribution to society. Mairangi Arts Centre has a similar focus, aiming to engage and empower surrounding communities through the arts. This common ground has provided an ideal basis for this collaborative, thought-provoking exhibition.

‘In this exhibition, we aim to re-examine the genre of portraiture by subverting the traditional conventions of what portraiture is or was’ says Shin-young Park, spokesperson for the Artists’ Village. ‘We also aim to represent the notions of self and identity in all the norms, nuances and eccentricity in today’s life.’

Adopting the distinctive exposition of the portraiture genre as a platform and critique in the principles of humanness and identity, the exhibition attempts to situate these artworks in the socio-cultural landscape amidst the current technological and information-laden conundrum. Artists works are in a variety of media with styles ranging from the traditional through to contemporary.

‘Portraiture’ is funded by Auckland Council Creative Communities scheme, and will be on view from 2 – 25 March, at Mairangi Arts Centre, 20 Hastings Rd, Mairangi Bay, Auckland. For further detail visit


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