Darcell Apelu at Tauranga Art Gallery

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FEATURED ARTIST: LEILANI KAKE

Leilani instils her art with herself, the works are visually and emotionally engaging while also provocative. Her work is reflective of both her Māori and Cook Island lineages. Beginning with issues that are close to her heart, Leilani's art expresses and reflects the human condition in a way that is powerful, soulful, and modest.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION: Know what I mean, jellybean?

In reference to a line from the movie Blood In, Blood Out, this exhibition touches on the idea of cultural chameleonism, and the everyday negotiation of difference across and between cultural and social environments, vernacular and humour, ways of being and seeing. 27 August – 12 September // Leilani Kake, Niutuiatua Lemalu, Genevieve Pini, Pati Tyrell // Big Willie Legacy Barber & Tattoo Studio,

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