Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary consists of work by twelve Tongan artists, all of whom now live in New Zealand. The work of these artists is diverse and includes sculpture, painting, tapa, photography, and video highlighting the dynamic and outgoing nature of this Pacific nation.
Exhibition Curator Nina Kinahoi Tonga says, “Collectively the works in this exhibition embody the experiences of Tongan people living in New Zealand whose connections (and disconnections) from afar continually enrich notions of Tonga.”
Curated by Nina Tonga. Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Dagmar Dyck, Glen Wolfgramm, Julian Hooper, Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka, ‘Ilo Me’a Fo’ou, Ane Tonga, Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u, John Vea, Lucy ‘Aukafolau, Emily Mafile’o, Vea Mafile’o and Terry Koloamatangi Kalvenes.
20 February – 7 April
Forester Gallery, Oamaru< BACK TO LISTINGS