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    MOHE OFI | Tanya Edwards & Luisa Veakovi Fonua Nau

    8 December 2017 – 19 January 2018 
    Fresh Gallery Ōtara
    Auckland

     

     

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    The title Mohe Ofi, translates as ‘sleeping near’. Mohe ofi is a term of endearment in Tonga, often referring to the relationship between a mother and her child but in the broader sense it refers to the responsibilities a mother has to teach Tongan culture to the next generation.

     

    Both Tanya Edwards and Luisa Veakovi Fonua Nau’s work has been shaped and influenced by their mothers and the stories and lessons they have imparted to them through their own traditional art works.

     

    Please note there is no opening for this exhibition. Join us for Public Programmes

     

    FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMMES:

    MOHE OFI: FESTIVE MORNING
    Saturday 9 December | 10am – 12pm | Fresh Gallery Ōtara

    Celebrate the festive season and Tongan culture with us. Join Ngatu artist Tui Emma Gillies and create Mohe Ofi inspired x-mas cards in mixed media.

    KUKESI MAKING AND NGATU
    Thursday 14 December | 10.30am – 12.30pm | Fresh Gallery Ōtara

    Try your hand at making art from the Tongan artform of Kukesi with artist Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows.

    Mālō ‘aupito

    Image: Tanya Edwards, Maniapoto, 2017

     

     

    Fresh Gallery Ōtara
    5/46 Fair Mall
    Ōtara town centre
    Auckland

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