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Tanu Gago: The Sound Of The Ocean & Pati Solomona Tyrell

Tanu Gago: The Sound Of The Ocean & Pati Solomona Tyrell: Fa'aafa

26 January 2016 - 28 February 2016
Opening 25 January, 6pm at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Works by two leading Auckland artists will be featured as part of Pride Festival at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.


A solo performance by Pati Solomona Tyrell features a portrayal of his ideas around the Samoan term ‘fa’aafa’, the concept of half. The piece will use elements of traditional Samoan culture like dance, music, costume and language fusing it with his contemporary urban Pacific context.

The Sound of the Ocean

This work by Auckland artist Tanu Gago looks at the self-preservation of authentic Pacific experiences, as they exist in the real world, disavowing the historical and empirical western gaze used to author Pacific still life and the moving visual representation of Pacific people in NZ.

Exhibition Talks.

Tanu Gago and Pati Solomona Tyrell in conversation with Ema Tavola, 13 February 2016, 11.30am, AV Gallery

Join Pacific Curator Ema Tavola in conversation with artists Tanu Gago and Pati Solomona Tyrell as they speak to their practice, collaboration and nurturing the Rainbow Pasifika creative space within South Auckland.

This exhibition talk is presented in conjunction with The Sound Of The Ocean & Fa'aafa and Pride Festival.


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