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  • Nocturnal Projections and other Small Happenings | Cath Cocker and Uniform

    11Jul
    11Aug

    11 July – 11 August 2017
    In and around Central Dunedin
    South IslandRead More

  • New Paintings | Claudia Jowitt

    21Jun
    15Jul

    21 June – 15 July 2017
    Melanie Roger Gallery
    Central AucklandRead More

  • Fāgogo | Pati Solomona Tyrell

    08Jun
    21Jun

    8 June – 21 June
    ST PAUL St Gallery
    Central AucklandRead More

  • The Auckland Festival of Photography 2017 | Janet Lilo

    01Jun
    20Jun

    1 June – 20 June
    Silo 6
    Waterfront AucklandRead More

  • Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show | Auckland Art Gallery

    20May
    15Oct

    20 May — 15 Oct 2017
    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
    AucklandRead More

  • Coconuts that Grew on Concrete | Yuki Kihara

    05May
    16Jun

    5 May – 16 June 2017
    Artspace
    Auckland CentralRead More

  • Beats & Pieces | Kenneth Merrick

    25 April – 14 May 2017
    Whitespace
    AucklandRead More

  • Communityity | Olivia Blyth

    22Apr
    22Apr

    22 April 12pm – 4pm.
    Corban Estate Arts Centre
    AucklandRead More

  • This time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now | The Dowse Art Museum

    14Apr
    30Jul

    14 April – 30 July 2017
    The Dowse Art Museum, WellingtonRead More

  • Pukepuke ‘o Tonga’s Lomipeau Fika ‘Ulaki ‘o Aotearoa

    08Apr
    08Apr

    Saturday 8 April 2017 11:00am – 6:00pm
    Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku
    AucklandRead More

  • #bighairdontcare: Hope Vs. Survival in the Imperial Shadow | Miria George

    6 April, 2pm – 3.15pm
    Campus Centre 307
    University of Hawai’i at HiloRead More

  • Bedroom Producers | Fresh Gallery Ōtara

    31Mar
    06May

    31 March – 6 May 2017
    Fresh Gallery Ōtara
    Auckland SouthRead More

  • The Journey of a Million Miles – Following Steps | New Zealand Maritime Museum

    18Mar
    03Sep

    18 March – 3 September 2017
    New Zealand Maritime Museum
    Central AucklandRead More

  • HYBRID | Gary Silipa

    15Mar
    25Mar

    15 – 25 March 2017

    The Good, The Bad Gallery

    Glen Innes,

    AucklandRead More

  • The Perpetual Flux of Transitional Otherness | Olly

    10Mar
    02Apr

    10 March – 2 April 2017
    Olly
    Mt EdenRead More

  • Vahine – Catching the Trade Wind | Whitespace

    14Mar
    02Apr

    14 March – 2 April 2017
    Whitespace
    Auckland CentralRead More

  • Magdalena of Mangere | Louise Tu’u

    29 March – 1 April 2017

    Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o UenukuRead More

  • Tupou College | Emily Mafile’o

    18Mar
    06May

    18 March – 6 May 2017

    Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o UenukuRead More

  • how you hear me | Curated by Naawie Tutugoro

    10Mar
    10Apr

    10 March – 10 April 2017
    Waiheke Community Art Gallery
    Waiheke IslandRead More

  • Reasoning On Paper: The Myth Of Herself | Ora Gallery, NY

    08Mar
    31Mar

    8 – 31 March 2017
    ORA Gallery
    51 7th Avenue, New York, NYRead More

  • Middle of Now | Here – Honolulu Biennial 2017

    8 March – 8 May 2017

    Honolulu Biennial 2017

    Honolulu, HawaiʻiRead More

  • Confessions of a teenage afakasi | Faith Wilson

    08Mar
    01Apr

    8 March – 1 April
    Blue Oyster Art Project Space
    DunedinRead More

  • SAUNIGA | Saint Andrew Matautia, Pati Solomona Tyrell and Uelese Vavae

    04Mar
    01Apr

    4 March – 1 April
    ICL Building,
    Level 7,
    10 – 14 Lorne St,
    Central AucklandRead More

  • WITCHBITCH presents: Statuesque Anarchy

    10Mar
    01Apr

    10 March – 1 April 2017
    Enjoy Gallery
    WellingtonRead More

  • Dark Objects | Huni Mancini, Natasha Matila Smith, Curated by Faith Wilson

    03Mar
    23Jul

    3 March – 23 July 2017
    The Dowse Art Museum
    Lower Hutt,WellingtonRead More

  • Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise | Salote Tawale, Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause

    23Feb
    31Mar

    24 February – 31 March 2017
    ST PAULS St Gallery
    Auckland CentralRead More

  • Der Papālagi (The White Man) | Yuki Kihara

    23Feb
    31Mar

    24 February – 31 March 2017
    ST PAUL St Gallery
    AucklandRead More

  • This sky, too, is folding under you | Natasha Matila-Smith

    17Feb
    09Apr

    17 February – 9 April 2017
    25 February | Artists Talk
    Corban Estate Arts Centre
    AucklandRead More

  • Lukautim Solwara | Rosanna Raymond

    17Feb
    17Feb

    17 Feb 2017, 8pm
    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
    111 Sturt Street, Southbank, VICRead More

  • When Can I See You Again? | Fresh Gallery Ōtara

    16Feb
    25Mar

    16 February – 25 March 2017
    Fresh Gallery Ōtara,
    Auckland SouthRead More

  • Earthpushers | Jeremy Leatinu’u

    28Jan
    03Feb

    28 January – 3 February 2017
    Waiheke IslandRead More

  • headland Sculpture on the Gulf

    27Jan
    19Feb

    27 January – 19 February 2017
    Waiheke Island, Hauraki GulfRead More

  • A Turn of the Wheel | Malcolm Smith Gallery

    21Jan
    25Feb

    21 January – 25 February 2017
    Malcolm Smith Gallery
    Auckland East.Read More

  • ADDITIONS | Corban Estate Art Centre

    16Dec
    12Feb

    16 December – 12 February 2017
    Corban Estate Art Centre
    Henderson, Auckland West
    Read More

  • Der Papālagi (The White Man) | Yuki Kihara

    18Nov
    29Jan

    18 November – 29 January 2017
    Cairns Regional Gallery
    North Queensland, AustraliaRead More

  • B is for BFN | Serene Timoteo

    16Dec
    12Feb

    16 December – 12 February 2017
    Corban Estate Art Centre
    Henderson, Auckland WestRead More

  • Post-Graffiti Pacific | Curated by Olivia Laita

    13Dec
    12Feb

    13 December – 12 February 2017
    Pah Homestead
    AucklandRead More

  • Kohikohi | Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

    04Dec
    11Feb

    2 December 2016 – 11 February 2017
    Fresh Gallery Ōtara
    Auckland SouthRead More

  • Pigs in the Yard II | Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

    12Nov
    19Mar

    12 November – 19 March 2017
    Te Tuhi
    Auckland EastRead More

  • Altered Ego | Mangere Arts Centre

    12Nov
    15Jan

    11 December 2016 – 15 January 2017
    Māngere Arts Centre uckland- Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
    AucklandRead More

  • PUSI VAELE URALE | Blonde Maiden

    17Nov
    26Nov

    17 – 26 November 2016
    Tautai
    Auckland CentralRead More

  • OUR INHERITED BODY & THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY

    19Nov
    04Feb

    Thinking Globally, Acting Locally showcases works by young local artists and secondary school students on what Papakura means to them. Curator Amiria Puia Taylor, with tutors from Papakura High School, worked with young people to create works inspired by their social and cultural positioning within the Papakura area. Our Inherited Body features photographs, adornment pieces and filmed performances that demonstrate complex interactions between artist and object. “As makers and artists, we are interested in objects as recorders of accumulated history,” says Jasmine Te Hira.Read More

  • Art Sale for Phoenix | Fundraising event

    02Nov
    11Nov

    Art Sale for Phoenix curated by Pascal Atiga-Bridger is a fundraising event in support of Jason and Arna Suttie who are raising funds for the stem cell treatment of their little boy Phoenix who has cerebral palsy.Read More

  • TAUTAI Fia Fia Night – Friday 18 November

    18Nov
    18Nov

    The Tautai Fia Fia night will bring together the essential ingredients of a Fia Fia – Pacific culture, food, and entertainment – and celebrates Tautai’s Urbanesia programme. The night also gives our Pacific artists and central city community the chance to engage and connect with each other. The entertainment will showcase live art: film, tatau, dance, celebrating our unique Pacific identity and reflecting the vibrant neighbourhoods of K Road and Ponsonby Road. Read More

  • Unique project involves trading artworks for food to be gifted to Auckland City Mission

    “The Changing Lanes project on the St Matthew-in-the-City site is an opportunity for people to enjoy and obtain artworks by contributing something to support people in need while also drawing attention to an important social issue,” Tiffany Singh says.Read More

  • See My Pretty Flower, Flower, Flower | Serene Timoteo.

    22Sep
    13Oct

    Using woven silk ribbon with plastic mats, Serene Timoteo’s exhibition is a vibrant and hybrid take on traditional Pacific craft. The large scale and intricate hand woven pieces acknowledge the work of her grandparents in planting a beautiful garden for her family and also a beautiful life here in Auckland.Read More

  • Reading Middens, Tracing Lines | Michel Tuffery

    On show for the exhibition Reading Middens, Tracing Lines new paintings, prints and bronze sculpture works that elevate objects such as shell and our native trees, metaphors for narrating as witnesses to past times and events and are the connection to the iwi of Te Motu Arairoa.Read More

  • Fifty Shades of Blak | Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australia

    Blak Dot Gallery presents ‘Fifty Shades of Blak’ as part of this years 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, an exhibition exploring the voices of First Nations women from across Australia and the world. Read More

  • FLWS & AFCT | Kenneth Merrick

    09Sep
    23Oct

    Kenneth Merrick’s practice forms a basis for broad enquiry into eclectic ideas across a range of media and methods. His latest exhibition, FLWS & AFCT extends from an evolving interest in archetypal imagery, hypothetical spaces, pattern and form.Read More

  • The Glorious Children of Te Tumu | Benjamin Work.

    09Sep
    23Oct

    Benjamin Work has developed a bold visual language that relates to historic events and symbolism specific to Oceania. Cross-cultural encounters between European explorers in Tonga and the lasting effect of trade and exchange are examined in this exhibition. Read More

  • Contemporary Artefacts | Chris Charteris

    09Sep
    23Oct

    Contemporary artefacts by Chris Charteris is a collection of sculptural and adornment pieces that resonate with the old world and the new. Charteris draws on his own diverse ancestry to reflect on the interconnected nature of cultural forms in a time of increasing globalisation.Read More

  • A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift. Incl Yuki Kihara

    11Jun
    17Apr

    A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift celebrates a decade of artworks acquired through the support of a single generous benefactor. Including work from Yuki Kihara.Read More

  • Ioane Ioane | Revitalised Art form

    16Sep
    07Oct

    Ioane Ioane’s journey of revitalisation began with a six thousand kilometre ride across the Pacific ocean to Guam on the Royal READ MORE >

  • INFLUX | ST PAUL ST GALLERY

    23Sep
    28Oct

    INFLUX brings together diverse artworks that collectively push and pull our understanding of the Pacific from a perspective that is much larger than Aotearoa New Zealand. The Tautai exhibition of tertiary students’ work opens at Auckland’s ST PAUL St Gallery, AUT on 23 September – 28 October 2016 and at Wellington’s PATAKA Art + Museum 20 May-13 August 2017.Read More

  • Gina Cole | Black Ice Matter

    09Sep
    09Sep

    Gina Cole’s debut book of short stories Black Ice Matter, will be officially launched by Selina Tusitala Marsh, who described READ MORE >

  • OFFSTAGE RETURNS TO ARTSPACE

    03Sep
    15Sep

    This year in it’s seventh iteration OFFSTAGE7 returns to Artspace and features eight video works and three live performances which will take place on the opening night. The works showcase and offers the audience, a snapshot of the diverse scope of interests and concerns of Contemporary Pacific art practitioners including gender, representation, class and embodied knowledge.Read More

  • Nina Oberg Humphries | Contemporary Christchurch

    This survey exhibition has been selected by an expert panel of influential art figures – curators, writers, and artists. The artworks in Contemporary Christchurch are all linked to the city, and have been produced in the past three years. The exhibition captures a moment in time, demonstrating the vibrancy of the local community and exploring the city as a stimulating environment for creative people. Read More

  • SHARE/CHEAT/UNITE and LONELY ISLANDS BILLBOARDS

    13Aug
    23Oct

    “To fit into Western frameworks, we are still trying to either deflect entirely from a Pacific aesthetic or embrace an exoticised version of Pacificness . . . Lonely Island is an attempt to reclaim or birth some semblance of cultural identity lost to colonisation.” – Natasha Matila-SmithRead More

  • OperaNesian on O’Connell

    11Aug
    11Aug

    Left to right: Joel Amosa, Kalauni Pouvalu, Noah Filimoehalaa & Benson Wilson 2016 Lexus Song Quest Winner   We Invite READ MORE >

  • Moana: A Romance of the Golden Age

    01Sep
    03Sep

    “Moana, a film of incomparable calm and beauty, is not a documentary in the strict sense, but it remains a document of great historical truth: Here is how Flaherty and the Western world preferred to imagine that tribal cultures lived… How much is an accurate depiction of these lives?”Read More

  • Whau Pacific Festival 2016

    The Whau Pacific Festival 2016 is a celebration of our diverse Whau Community. Four days of free events happening around the Whau. Food, art, music and Celebrations between young and old. The Whau Pacific Festival 2016 is a celebration of our diverse Whau Community. Four days of free events happening around the Whau. Food, art, music and Celebrations between young and old. The Creative souls project is a small community arts projects who work with young creatives offering opportunities to use and develop their talents.Read More

  • INFLUX of political agency

    23Sep
    28Oct

    “Tautai provides an important platform between tertiary studies and the arts sector,” Ane Tonga says. “It does this in a variety of ways, such as mentoring with senior artists and industry professionals, providing opportunities to curate and exhibit, and sharing its expansive networks across Aotearoa and further abroad.”Read More

  • JANET LILO: FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

    28May
    28Aug

    Head along to Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery for a selection of free public programmes presented in association with Janet Lilo’s READ MORE >

  • Matthew Faiumu Salapu | Resample Guåhan

    23Jul
    03Aug

    Resample Guåhan is a 20 and a half minute long soundscape composition by South Auckland Urban/ Pacific/ Avant Garde Music Producer ‘Anonymouz’ (Matthew Faiumu Salapu), created entirely out of audio samples recorded on location from the various natural environments and performance events taking place around Guam at the recent 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts Guam 2016 (Guam FestPac 2016).Read More

  • LONNIE HUTCHINSON | RAMP GALLERY

    08Aug
    31Aug

    Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu/Kai Tahu, Samoan, Ngāti Kuri ki Ngāi Tahu) is a multi-media artist who works across a wide range of media including moving image, performance, painting, sculpture and installation. The discipline of drawing always lies at the foundation of her practice and for Light my fire at Ramp Gallery, Lonnie has created a new series of drawings on paper.Read More

  • Yours to tell | Catherine Hunt

    04Aug
    20Aug

    Yours to tell is a group exhibition engaging the art of storytelling through sculpture, video, photography and installation. Artists, curators, READ MORE >

  • Miria George | Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

    Writer, producer and director Mīria George is the first Cook Islands artist to receive the Fulbright- Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawaii.Read More

  • Artists revealed for 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf

    03Feb
    26Feb

    The artists have been announced for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, Waiheke Island’s headland Sculpture on the Gulf…Read More

  • KENNETH MERRICK AT RAMP GALLERY

    18Jul
    29Jul

    This is a simple show about shows and showing, showcasing art created since the beginning of the millennium by a range of artists in Aotearoa New Zealand. There are photographs, paintings and sculptures, small and big, pictures of and things that just are. Including Kenneth Merrick. Read More

  • Kalisoliate ‘Uhila works onsite at the Adam Art Gallery

    16Jul
    17Jul

    As the Adam Art Gallery exhibition Inhabiting Space draws to a close they are pleased to announce the following events this READ MORE >

  • Siliga David Setoga | The Seven Stars of Matariki

    30Jun
    21Jul

    The Studio One group exhibition includes the work of our very own Siliga David Setoga, who continues to provoke with questions of identity, politics, religion and social issues that are a constant for our Pacific people.Read More

  • OFFSTAGE 7 | Expressions of Interest

    OFFSTAGE is our annual moving image and live performance event. The one night only event offers Pacific artists the opportunity to showcase new and experimental work. The year OFFSTAGE 7 will open 3 September 2016 and will be curated by Louisa Afoa. Read More

  • Miles Art Awards – Entry now open!

    13Aug
    16Oct

    Entry in the Miles Art Awards, Tauranga Art Gallery’s fourth biennial prize and exhibition, is now open…Read More

  • The JAFA Poetry Slam Presents Grace Taylor

    20Jul
    20Jul

    The JAFA Poetry Slam Presents Grace Taylor is in conjunction with Merge Cafe and Lifewise. Grace Taylor is a poet. Co-founder of the RISING VOICES YOUTH POETRY MOVEMENT, published her first collection AFAKASI SPEAKS in 2013 and writer and performer of poetic theatre show MY OWN DARLING. Read More

  • ALL GOODS | PUSI VAELE URALE

    07Jul
    17Jul

    BLONDE MAIDEN a solo exhibition by Pusi Vaele Urale…Read More

  • Drisana Tonga: Heliaki | In Between Worlds

    18Jul
    03Aug

    …one culture/way of thinking can instantly transition into another, hence the title ‘Heliaki | In between worlds’.Read More

  • Handshake 3 & Samundar and Haldi

    09Jul
    13Aug

    Objectspace warmly invites you to the opening of two new exhibitions, Handshake 3 and Samundar and Haldi…Read More

  • TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre | Painting Programme

    Painting Programme or ‘Prog’ for short is a mixed media exhibition that marks the end of an era in New Zealand Art, and the beginning of another…Read More

  • Brian Fuata | The Physics Room

    16Jul
    20Aug

    Brian Fuata’s practice is in text, improvisation and performance contextualised by his theatre history…Read More

  • FRESH HORIZONS Tauranga (13 – 15 July)

    13Jul
    15Jul

    Tautai’s next Fresh Horizons workshops are being held on 13-15 July 2016, at the Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic…Read More

  • THE CONCH | WHITE GUITAR

    28Jun
    15Jul

    Renowned hip-hop artist Scribe features with his father John and brother Matthias in this stunning new play – the true story of their family, the Luafutus.Read More

  • Fatu Feu’u & Friends

    25Jun
    25Jun

    The Miranda Farm Gallery now has a premises in Thames and they are opening with ‘Fatu Feu’u and Friends’… Read More

  • EMA TAVOLA | DRAVUNI: SIVIA YANI NA VUNILAGI – BEYOND THE HORIZON

    24Jun
    10Oct

    Dravuni: Sivia yani na Vunilagi – Beyond the Horizon explores cultural transmission in the digital age…Read More

  • PAPER ARCHITECTURE NEW AND RECENT WORK BY SHEYNE TUFFERY

    Sheyne Tuffery is an expert printmaker who uses a range of art forms to facilitate his visions of Pacific urbanisation. READ MORE >

  • CZARINA WILSON | THE GOOD THE BAD GALLERY

    21Jun
    25Jun

    Glen Innes local Czarina Wilson has been a regular…Read More

  • Anonymouz aka Matthew Salapu | Resample

    16Jun
    16Jun

    As part of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts the Resample Guåhan…Read More

  • Benjamin Work | For King and Country

    09Jun
    30Jul

    Benjamin Work’s exhibition of new work ‘For King and Country’ features 9 paintings guarded by mythical Tongan warriors…Read More

  • Miria George | The Vultures

    08Jun
    18Jun

    Money can’t buy you happiness. No wait – maybe it can.Read More

  • The White Face Crew | La Vie Dans Une Marionette

    17Jun
    21Jun

    The hilarious White Face Crew present the award winning show La Vie Dans Une Marionette…Read More

  • Dr Richard Shortland-Cooper | Balance

    27May
    10Jun

    …a new solo exhibition from Dr Richard Shortland-Cooper…Read More

  • Pacific Dance Festival 2016

    13Jun
    18Jun

    The festival is New Zealand’s first contemporary Pacific dance festival of its type…Read More

  • Greg Semu | The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific)

    10Jun
    11Sep

    This exhibition of new large-scale photographic works draws…Read More

  • Janet Lilo: Status Update – Dates

    28May
    28Jul

    Janet Lilo: Status Update runs at Te Uru from 28 May – 28 August 2016…Read More

  • Benjamin Work | The Glorious Children of Te Tumu

    27May
    11Jun

    …bold visual language that references historical narratives…Read More

  • Auckland Art Fair 2016

    25May
    29May

    Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand’s premier showcase for contemporary art…Read More

  • Politics of Sharing / On Collective Wisdom | Exhibition at the ifa-Galerie Berlin

    03Jun
    10Jul

    Politics of Sharing / On Collective Wisdom features new works by Lonnie Hutchinson, a new performance by Kalisolaite ‘Uhila…Read More

  • The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) | Guam 2016

    22May
    04Jun

    The Festival of the Pacific Arts is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific…Read More

  • Raymond Sagapolutele | Talking Culture

    12Jun
    12Jun

    Raymond Sagapolutele will be giving a free talk at Auckland Art Gallery…Read More

  • Michael Tavioni and Awhitia Tavioni | Mirage Gallery

    Michael and Awhitia Tavioni are an artist couple based in Rarotonga…Read More

  • Uniform: Exchange

    07May
    28May

    Uniform: Exchange present pieces memory and activate community building…Read More

  • 10 x 10 Fresh Gallery Ōtara 10th Birthday

    05May
    11May

    In May 2016 we celebrate the 10th Birthday of Fresh Gallery Ōtara…Read More

  • Ane Tonga: Artist Talk

    14May
    14May

    Artist and Curator Ane Tonga will discuss her exhibition Men are from Maama, Women are from Pulotu with Ron Brownson…Read More

  • Siapo Cinema 2016

    10May
    21May

    Join Siapo Cinema 2016 in Wellington, for a festival of moving images by, for and about Pasifika people and communities here and abroad.Read More

  • The Hive Hums with Many Minds, Part Two

    30Apr
    29May

    THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS, PART TWO is a Te Tuhi Offsite exhibition…Read More

  • Love Letter to Frida

    16Apr
    16Apr

    By engaging with the historical notions of Frida Kahlo and her iconographic relationship to Catholic symbolism and the metaphysical world…Read More

  • God and Tonga are my Inheritance

    09Apr
    15May

    Mafile’o offers us multi-faceted documentation of the Tongan King’s coronation both expanding our view and inviting us to reflect on the complexities of life in Tonga.Read More

  • Men are from Maama, Women are from Pulotu

    01Apr
    28May

    Ane Tonga’s exhibition Men are from Maama, Women are from Pulotu examines nifo koula (gold teeth) as a cultural phenomenon.Read More

  • The Tie That Binds

    A group exhibition at Whitespace which is curated by Marlaina Key and includes the work of artists Kenneth Merrick and Christina Pataili’i. Read More

  • The Veiqia Project

    Curated by Ema Tavola and Tarisi Vunidilo. Artists include Margaret Aull, Torika Bolatagici, Donita Hulme, Joana Monolagi, Dulcie Stewart, Salote Tawale, Luisa Tora.
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  • 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016

    The 12th Pacific Arts Association International Symposium 2016 will be hosted by Auckland Museum…

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  • Kofukofu Koloa

    A bed stacked with family koloa is at the centre of this installation that pays homage…Read More

  • TAUTAI | NAVIGATE:

    05Mar
    22Mar

    TAUTAI | NAVIGATE showcases a cross-section of some of the artists whose work has contributed…
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  • Liberal Application

    03Mar
    02Apr

    3 March – 2 April. Bath Street Gallery, Auckland.
    Claudia Jowitt. Claudia is one of the most exciting young contemporary painters in New Zealand. Claudia’s carefully realised paintings capture an exploratory creative process that she describes as simultaneously “unfolding and becoming”.
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  • Marama

    02Mar
    06Feb

    2 March – 6 March. Q Theatre, Auckland.
    Directed by Nina Nawalowalo. Marama is a powerful call from women of the Pacific – the voices of a vanishing world. The devastating effects of deforestation on their homelands and culture are brought startlingly to life.
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  • A Study of a Samoan Savage

    27Feb
    22May

    Yuki Kihara. Large format photographs and a life-size projection are displayed alongside rare archives…

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  • Whau the People

    10Feb
    10Feb

    A one hour inspirational conversation with Whau the People…Read More

  • PUZZY | Basement Theatre

    09Feb
    13Feb

    Mele is just your average Samoan Jehovah’s Witness – except she’s a lesbian. After she comes out and embarks on a quest for true love…Read More

  • G.G. Talk that talk | Fresh Gallery Ōtara

    12Feb
    19Mar

    Within Auckland’s urban Pacific vernacular exist a sub-genre of terms…Read More

  • 2016 Pūtahi Festival

    Putahi 2016
    09Feb
    13Feb

    The programme for the Pūtahi Festival 2016 is out now…Read More

  • Survey / Fā’aliga

    06Feb
    20Mar

    Angela Tiatia’s Survey / Fā’aliga is the first solo exhibition in Māngere for this emerging video performance artist.
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  • Kalisolaite ‘Uhila | KELEKELE MO’UI

    05Feb
    12Mar

    Kelekele mo’ui (Giving Life) is a new performance work by artist-in-residence Kalisolaite ‘Uhila…Read More

  • Jeremy Leatinu’u | Queen Victoria

    05Feb
    27Feb

    Jeremy’s exhibition Queen Victoria opens Thursday 4 February…Read More

  • Certainly Very Merry

    02Feb
    02Mar

    Certainly Very Merry is a creative, diverse, joyful cross-section of work by GLBT visual artists…Read More

  • Camera Broke

    10Dec
    16Dec

    10 December – 16 December. 17 Tory Street, Wellington.
    Mishelle and Tanya Muagututi’a. Mishelle and Tanya record their peers from the creative world for the Camera Broke Series capturing a small part of the artists life what happens behind the scenes.
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  • Luke Willis Thompson; Sucu Mate/Born Dead

    29Jan
    27Feb

    Sucu Mate/Born Dead is Thompson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.Read More

  • OLOA ORA | John Pule, Fatu Feu’u

    26Jan
    31Mar

    OLOA ORA dynamic show in dynamic locale… Read More

  • Tanu Gago & Pati Solomona Tyrell

    26Jan
    28Feb

    FA’AAFA is a solo performance by Pati Solomona Tyrell and The Sound of the Ocean…Read More

  • Rainforest

    05Dec
    26Dec

    5 December – 26 December. Miranda Farm Gallery, Miranda.
    Rainforest is a solo exhibition by Fatu Feu’u including paintings, prints and sculpture.
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  • THE MEMORIAL PROJECT: MANATUA

    24Jan
    24Jan

    WWI had an enormous impact on New Zealand’s relationships with the Pacific Islands.  ManAtua — which translates from Samoan as READ MORE >

  • Made of Snow featuring Ani O’Neill

    23Jan
    05Mar

    Made of Snow is a group exhibition featuring a new site specific installation from Ani O’Neill.Read More

  • TE ORO: Summer Holiday Programme

    20Jan
    03Feb

    The Pacific Dance NZ Holiday programme is an arts workshop series for children and young people. Read More

  • The Girl From Niue Island

    19Jan
    30Jan

    She was brought up to serve her culture, respect her elders and don’t talk back. She is to love the mean teachers at school, clean, wash the clothes, make the umu…Read More

  • The Plaza: Connecting Papatoetoe and Silo Park

    14Jan
    24Jan

    The Plaza engages local audiences in Papatoetoe and Silo Park to bring to light the unsung heroes of every day encounters – shopkeepers.Read More

  • Ghosts of a Second Samoan

    05Dec
    23Jan

    5 December – 23 January. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Andy Leleisi’uao. These images reflect ongoing issues within our communities that we need to address. Issues of malignant ignorance; hurtful to our loved and unloved.
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  • Enshrine

    04Dec
    01Feb

    4 December – 1 February. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Tiffany Singh. Enshrine, the latest meditative and multi-sensory installation by Tiffany Singh is influenced by the teachings of Anicca, or impermanence and the repeating cycle of life, death and rebirth.
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  • Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water

    27Nov
    24Feb

    27 November – 24 February. Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.
    Curated by Léuli Eshraghi. Artists include Torika Bolatagici, Kirsten Lyttle, Salote Tawale, Angela Tiatia, Chantal Fraser, James Tylor, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Taloi Havini, Cecelia Kavara Verran, Latai Taumoepeau, Lisa Hilli, Steve Fieldsend, Eric Bridgeman.
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  • SAMOA TULA’I. Samoa Arise!

    27Nov
    24Feb

    27 November – 24 February. Caboolture Regional Art Gallery.
    Curated by Leanne Joy Lupele Clayton. Artists include Grace Vanilau and Fono McCarthy. This exhibition is by local residents from the Samoan community who participated in workshops organized by the MBRC Art Gallery Network.
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  • Write Night

    25Nov
    25Nov

    25 November. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
    Leilani is a poet, social commentator, Pacific historian and former New Zealand diplomat. In 2013 she was the Fulbright / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence at the University of Hawai’i in Mānoa.
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  • Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8)

    21Nov
    10Apr

    21 November – 10 April. QAGOMA, Australia.
    Includes Nicolas Molé and Rosanna Raymond. The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) is the only exhibition series of the 160 biennials and triennials currently staged to focus on the contemporary art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
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  • Salafai

    19Nov
    10Dec

    19 November – 10 December. Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland.
    Ioane Ioane and Lalovai Peseta. Ioane Ioane and Samoan-based tatau artist Lalovai Peseta will collaborate through painting, drawing, tatau and carving, sharing the journey of two Samoan artists.
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  • Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

    14Nov
    24Jan

    14 November – 24 January. Tauranga Art Gallery.
    Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. Tungaru: The Kiribati Project is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. The show incorporates sculpture, photography and interactive video.
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  • Undressing the Pacific: Mid-Career Survey 2000-2013

    14Nov
    28Feb

    14 November – 28 February. Waikato Museum, Hamilton.
    Yuki Kihara. The exhibition Undressing the Pacific draws attention to the central role of dress in the art of Shigeyuki Kihara. Her performance and photographic works utilize dress as a key signifier of identity and reveal the body as a site of cultural inscription.
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  • Urbanesia

    13Nov
    28Nov

    13 November – 28 November. Various locations across Auckland.
    Experience over 70 events across Tāmaki Makaurau with Auckland’s contemporary Pasifika arts and culture festival. For a full programme visit www.urbanesia.org.nz
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  • You’re Local

    13Nov
    10Jan

    13 November – 10 January. Nathan Homestead, Manurewa.
    Curated by Elisabeth Alani. Artists include Louisa Afoa, Clinton Hewett, TK Hards, Daphiney Owens and Daisy Tavilione. You’re Local is an exhibition by five artists who all have a personal connection with the place, Manurewa.
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  • Enjoy Feminisms

    11Nov
    12Dec

    11 November – 12 December. Enjoy Gallery.
    Includes work from Dilohana Lekamage, Faith and Leafa Wilson and Single Brown Female. This exhibition contains eight pieces of work: three on display in the gallery, three onsite performative/participatory works, and two offsite participatory works.
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  • Oceans made from Sand

    07Nov
    16Jan

    7 November – 16 January. Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Robert George, Diana Gordon, Jasmine Te Hira and Kenneth Merrick. ‘Oceans made from Sand showcases four Pacific artists who explore themes of identity, culture, death and a sense of place in a contemporary context.
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  • Siva

    06Nov
    07Nov

    6 November – 7 November. ASB Theatre, Auckland.
    For 20 years the explosive and pioneering work of Black Grace has taken local and international audiences on an epic journey into the best of Pacific Contemporary dance. To mark this milestone, choreographer Neil Ieremia brings the large scale new work Siva.
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  • Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary

    06Nov
    26Jan

    6 November – 25 January. Ashburton Gallery, Ashburton.
    Curated by Nina Tonga. The Ashburton Art Gallery is delighted to present Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary an exhibition of work by thirteen Tongan New Zealand artists toured by Pataka.
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  • Pacifique(S) Conference

    04Nov
    06Oct

    4 November – 6 November. Le Havre University, France.
    The conference will coincide with “Pacifique(S) Contemporain” featuring thirteen Māori and Pacific artists across many spaces in Rouen and Le Havre. The exhibitions explore and reconsider relationships between Europe and the Pacific.
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  • Pacifique(s) Contemporain

    04Nov
    19Dec

    4 November – 19 December. Le Havre and Rouen, France.
    Janet Lilo, Ane Tonga, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Rosanna Raymond, Robert George, Greg Semu, Angela Tiatia and Michel Tuffery.
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  • Pollywood Film Festival

    04Nov
    04Nov

    4 November. Titirangi Theatre.
    Hosted by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
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  • Without to Within

    04Nov
    28Nov

    4 November – 28 November. Bath Street Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes work from Jeremy Leatinu’u and Talia Smith. Without to Within is an exhibition of four lens-based artists, who investigate and recontextualise known exterior landscapes through their interactions, from both sides of the lens.
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  • Urban Mythologies

    02Nov
    22Nov

    2 November – 22 November. Northart Gallery, Northcote.
    Fidalis Buehler, Penny Howard, Kenneth Merrick, Tui Gillies and Sulieti Burrows.
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  • ManAtua

    31Oct
    31Oct

    31 October. Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku.
    Choreographed by Peresetene Afato and Terry Faleono. A dance performance as a tribute to mankind’s response to war. The ever changing world repeats yesterday, today, tomorrow.
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  • FCC Play Reading

    31Oct
    31Oct

    31 October. TAPAC, Auckland.
    Join FCC for a play reading of Wild Dogs Under my Skirt by Tusiata Avia.

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  • God and Tonga are my inheritance

    30Oct
    05Nov

    30 October – 5 November. Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Auckland.
    Emily Mafile’o. This series of photographs ‘God and Tonga are my inheritance’ presents images of Tongan people taken during the occasion of the 2015 Coronation, the official crowning of the King Tupou VI, ‘Aho’eitu ‘Uniaki’otonga Tuku’aho Tupou.
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  • Local Sound

    24Oct
    05Dec

    24 October – 5 December. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Louisa Afoa and Anita Jacobson. Local Sound consists of two artists who grew up in Papakura and still have strong connections to people and communities within it. The project will be an exploration of a local time and space and the cultural memory embedded therein.
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  • Myths and Legends in my veins

    24Oct
    05Dec

    24 October – 5 December. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Artists include Rosanna Raymond and Molana Sutton; Siliga David Setoga and Sean Terra Hill; Mandy Flood and Troy Egan; Vaimaila Urale and Dorothy de Lautour; Julian Chote and artist Ben Birks; Robert George and Reina Sutton.
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  • Yoke

    22Oct
    29Nov

    22 October – 29 November. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Angela Tiatia. Reflecting on the consequence of out-sourcing production overseas, Angela has filmed factory working life here and in China capturing the people behind the anonymous low cost labour force. Read More

  • Malaga

    17Oct
    18Oct

    17 October – 18 October. Q Theatre, Auckland.
    Thomas Fonua. Malaga is a dynamic new work featuring performers from Australian Dance Theatre. Tracing back to the 19th century when Samoan men, women and children toured Germany as part of “human zoos” or ‘Volkershau”.
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  • For King And Country – Ma’ae Tu’i mo e Fonua.

    17Oct
    22Nov

    17 October – 22 November. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Benjamin Work. Benjamin’s new works reference the ancient semiotic language surrounding chiefly lines found within Tongan artefacts housed in institutes across Europe and mixes it with his own impulses in a contemporary context.
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  • The SaVAge K’lub Inaugural High Tea

    17Oct
    17Oct

    17 October. Alleluya Bar and Cafe, Karangahape Road, Auckland.
    The SaVAge K’lub. The SaVAge K’lub invites you to indulge in an afternoon of conviviality featuring a variety of artful and literary entertainments. Exotic tea will be brewed, sumptuous treats will served, be sure to bring your own regalia.
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  • Talanoa, Colloquies of The Unrecognised Worker

    17Oct
    17Apr

    17 October – 17 April. MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier.
    John Vea. The show will include existing sculptural and moving image works alongside a new performance piece based on interactions John has had with people in Hawke’s Bay. The underlying thread of the exhibition is the notion of Talanoa.
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  • My Own Darling

    16Oct
    22Oct

    16 October – 22 October. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Grace Taylor. Grace made her directorial debut last year with Skin for Auckland Theatre Company’s Youth Season and in My Own Darling she brings her heart and soul to the stage inviting audiences to join her on an intimate journey.
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  • Localise

    15Oct
    19Oct

    15 October – 19 October. The Plantation, Auckland.
    Ioana Gordon-Smith and Lana Lopesi. Localise is a temporary newspaper publication that will be produced for the Whau Arts Festival 2015, a weekend festival of music, visual art, theatre and performance.
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  • Whau Arts Festival

    15Oct
    18Oct

    15 October – 18 October. The Plantation, Auckland.
    The Whau Arts Festival is an epic-community-art extravaganza that is one of the highlights of Auckland’s annual creative calendar. This year’s line-up will include visual art, theatre, poetry, music, workshops and more.
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  • 3.15

    12Oct
    28Oct

    12 October – 28 October. Northart Gallery, Northcote.
    Includes Dagmar Dyck. An exhibition by current and past art teachers and students of Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys High Schools.
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  • Artweek Auckland

    10Oct
    18Oct

    10 October – 18 October. Various locations across Auckland.
    Artweek Auckland has been developed by the NZ Contemporary Art Trust. The aim of the event is to grow Auckland’s visual arts audience through discovery and discussion.
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  • Fresh

    06Oct
    07Oct

    6 October – 7 October. Q Theatre, Auckland.
    Includes Katerina Fatupaito and Chris Ofanoa. Emerging choreographers take on contemporary dance, mixing traditional forms with aerial circus, interactive props and Pacific folklore.
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  • Mahābhūta

    28Sep
    19Nov

    28 September – 19 November. Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland.
    Tiffany Singh. Her site-specific installations deal with notions of ritual and sacredness. They are multi-sensory works with swarms of ribbons, flowers and bells. Her interdisciplinary artwork at Uxbridge brings together the diverse communities.
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  • PAA Pacific Conference in Tonga: Trading Traditions

    28Sep
    04Oct

    28 September – 4 October. Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
    The theme of this conference offers a myriad of investigations into the role/s art has played in the exchange of objects, peoples, technologies, and ideologies in the pre-historic, historic, or modern Pacific, not limited to ‘physical’ exchanges.

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  • All that glitters is not gold

    26Sep
    26Oct

    26 September – 26 October. The Vivian, Matakana.
    Includes Chris Charteris.
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  • Hood

    18Sep
    19Sep

    18 September – 19 September. Nathan Homestead Theatre.
    Directed by Troy Tu’ua. Join Robin Hood on an hilarious journey through the greeny steamy woods as he gathers his Merry Men to combat the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham who plans to marry the lovely Maid Marian.
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  • Them and Us

    16Sep
    17Oct

    16 September – 17 October. Various locations around Germany.
    Yuki Kihara. The Samoans are back! A century after they were lucratively exhibited in German Zoos, three of them return to Germany in a folk-colonial spectacle by the Berlin choreographer Jochen Roller and the Samoan performance artist Yuki Kihara.
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  • Pulse

    10Sep
    12Sep

    10 September – 12 September. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    The Pacific Institute of Performing Arts presents their Diploma One dance production with the presentation of two new group works and five duets.
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  • 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards

    08Sep
    08Nov

    8 September – 8 November. The Pah Homestead, Auckland.
    Includes Visesio Siasau (paramount winner), Lorene Taurerewa and Andy Leleisi’uao. These Awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $195,000.
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  • Black Bird

    22Aug
    29Nov

    22 August – 29 November. The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
    Lonnie Hutchinson. Bringing together diverse works from public and private collections throughout New Zealand, Black Bird is the first major survey of 16 years of Lonnie Hutchinson’s rich and varied practice.
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  • Pirianga Toto

    11Sep
    24Oct

    11 September – 24 October. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Curated by Leilani Kake. Includes Cook Islands 15 Stars, Vaine Tini, Jane Anne Akamoeau, Renee Bevan, Teariki Engu, Robert George, Julienne Greig, Rua Henry, Clinton Hewett, Sylvia Marsters, Deborah McDonald, Courtney Meredith and Amiria Puia-Taylor.
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  • A study of a Samoan savage

    29Aug
    26Sep

    29 August – 26 September. Milford Galleries Dunedin.
    Yuki Kihara. The series, A Study of a Samoan Savage (2015), is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry – explored together.
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  • Know, what I mean Jellybean?

    27Aug
    12Sep

    27 August – 12 September. Big Willie Legacy Barber & Tattoo.
    Leilani Kake, Niutuiatua Lemalu, Genevieve Pini, Pati Tyrell. This exhibition touches on cultural chameleonism, and the negotiation of difference across cultural and social environments, vernacular and humour, ways of being and seeing.
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  • Tea Lounge

    22 August – 23 August. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
    Linda T. Tea Lounge is a collaborative installation featuring legendary video installation performance artist Linda T and Tasty Space Tea, a collective who aim to provide tea as a way of creating temporary and accessible community spaces.
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  • ST PAUL St Curatorial Symposium

    20 August – 22 August. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
    Includes Léuli Eshraghi. This year’s symposium is focused on expanding an ethics of curatorial practice, with a particular emphasis on alternative modes of education, research, and indigenous knowledge.

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  • PACIFIKUS

    8 August. Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    The show will capture the heart and soul of the Pacific. Sharing our unique Pacific cultures with the People of central Europe, as well as to the people visiting Amsterdam from all over the world at no cost.
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  • Make Me

    7 August – 31 October. Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga.
    Darcell Apelu. Darcell explores perceptions of the Pacific body through identification, specifically that of ‘being other’ within the social climate of New Zealand and the Pacific. Darcell’s work contests the position of constantly being ‘other’.
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  • That’s not Pacific Art

    6 August – 22 August. Big Willie Legacy Barber & Tattoo Studio.
    Featuring Faafeu Kapeneta, Ana Lakusa, Qingze Nan and Genevieve Pini. The second exhibition in the #PIMPIWinterSeries subverts ideas around what (and who) defines ‘Pacific Art’.
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  • Plants and Rags

    1 August – 21 February. Te Tuhi Billboards, Auckland.
    Talia Smith. Talia Smith photographs vacant industrial lots and failed developments for the latest instalment in Te Tuhi’s Billboard series. In exploring these banal urban sites, Smith seeks to capture a quiet beauty in their transitional state.
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  • Digital Talanoa

    31 July – 5 September. Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Auckland.
    Anonymouz, Mario Faumui, Vea Mafile’o, Emily Mafile’o, Lanita Ririnui Ryan and Wave 9. Digital Talanoa is a meeting / a hui between urban Pasifika people united by indigenous expression, a journey through an ever-evolving digital landscape.
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  • Flock west

    30 July – 6 September. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Niki Hastings-McFall. Concerns for the protection of cultural and environmental landscapes, underlies Flock west Niki Hastings-McFall’s. This immersive installation of multi-coloured bird forms is inspired by birds and all things avian.
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  • Medal Artists of New Zealand: Regroup Reflect Regenerate

    21 July – 20 September. The Pah Homestead, Auckland.
    Includes Fatu Feu’u. Regroup Reflect Regenerate looks to the past, present and future of this impressive group of artists through a comprehensive display featuring 35 exhibitors and over 200 medals.
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  • Matariki Art Market

    19 July. Auckland War Memorial Museum.
    Includes Numa Mackenzie. Nau mai e te hunga nui! Purchase unique works from some of Tāmaki Makaurau’s leading creative artists and enjoy performances, art and dynamic Māori culture in the atmospheric surroundings of Tāmaki Paenga Hira.
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  • Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery

    18 July – 1 November. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
    Includes Niki Hastings-McFall. Wunderrūma binds the German word wunder (wonder) with the Māori word rūma (room), evoking ‘Wunderkammer’, or a cabinet of curiosities – collections of objects including artworks, cultural artefacts, and more.
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  • Post-Graffiti Pacific

    16 July – 23 August. aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney.
    Curated by Olivia Laita Benjamin Work, Gary Silipa and Route52. Embracing the concept of Post-Graffiti, and to highlight relationships to the new urban contemporary art movement, the artists emphasise their cultural backgrounds as New Zealanders.
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  • U Can’t Touch This

    16 July – 1 August. Big Willie Legacy Barber & Tattoo Studio.
    Curated by Ema Tavola. Includes Talafungani Finau, Sione Monu, Siliga David Setoga, Daisy Tavilione. Four Pacific artists have created new work about the head (literally), and the most important and sacred parts of life.

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  • TITLE TITLE WHAT’S A TITLE

    10 July – 11 July. Yes Collective, Auckland.
    Includes Talia Smith. TITLE TITLE WHAT’S A TITLE has evolved out of an collective google document, which outlines concerns over the tensions around the body and anxieties around representation in a proto digital age.

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  • Te Tuhi Party

    4 July. Te Tuhi, Auckland.
    Including Sione Faletau. Catch a ride on the Art Bus to Te Tuhi this Matariki for the Unstuck in Time book launch, and to conclude Auckland University’s Cities in a Climate of Change conference. The evening includes a video screening by Sione Faletau.
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  • The Woodcut Show

    1 July – 8 August. Solander Gallery, Wellington.
    Includes Michel Tuffery. Woodcut has been synonymous with printmaking for over 1000 years and yet as a medium still has the power to illicit challenging works of art. Woodcut, shows the hand of the artist in direct dialogue with the medium.
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  • It’s incredible…..It’s all ours.

    1 July – 25 July. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington.
    Chantal Fraser. Via experiences of seduction and longing, the curiosities and romanticism of colonialism are considered in reference to the past and allude to consequences of colonialism from a female perspective.
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  • Black Bird: A Selection

    27 June – 22 August. Franklin Arts Centre, Pukekohe.
    Lonnie Hutchinson. This show represents the wide range of Lonnie’s multi disciplinary practice including sculptures, video, prints, paper cut outs and framed prints. Lonnie focuses on the craft, process, and attention to structural properties.

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  • Ngā Mahi Tuku Iho (Skills From Our Ancestors)

    25 June – 27 July. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Tanya Edwards. Ngā Mahi Tuku Iho (Skills From Our Ancestors) is a tribute by Tanya Edwards to her Māori and Tongan ancestors. Tanya embraces the traditional artform of her ancestors and pays homage to the wonderful histories recorded.
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  • Wrap my bones in wild taro leaves

    19 June – 2 August. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Reina Sutton. I am ripe Malaitan cocoa. I am blood red Tikopian turmeric. Flesh and bone. My bloodlines paddled. I ride on waves made of shoulders. Backbones. Childbearing hips. And scarred knees. I climb the spine of my mother.
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  • Embodied Spaces

    18 June – 26 July. De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Includes Yuki Kihara. In this project, Eyene continues an ongoing cross-cultural dialogue with women and queer artists addressing the body, gender, and sexuality in their work within the frame of African, Caribbean, Pacific, Black and Romani cultural identities.
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  • Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

    13 June – 30 August. Hastings City Art Gallery.
    Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. Chris was inspired by the traditions of Kiribati to make contemporary works and Jeff documented their time in Kiribati and has created digital works exploring new technologies.
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  • Kindred

    12 June – 23 August. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
    Curated by Jodi Meadows. This show brings together a selection of New Zealand studio furniture designers whose work shares an interest in making work informed by a distinctly New Zealand point of view.
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  • Dawson

    12 June – 20 June. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Fatima Alhussain, Nina Dong, Vii Esera, Veralyn Ioane, Losalina Milford, Isobel Tamatoa, Jezcie Toparea, Jess Liutogia. Dawson is the result of a series of photography workshops facilitated by Artspace-Tautai Education Intern Louisa Afoa.
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  • The Forgotten

    11 June – 13 June. Olivia Laita Gallery, Auckland.
    Route 52. Equipped with his 135 and 120 format cameras and his own in-house darkroom. He explores and captures abandoned Auckland sites and places that are frozen in time but are overcome by the nature of deterioration.

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  • Selina Shanti Woulfe: Curiosity Corner

    6 June – 5 July. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
    Selina Shanti Woulfe. Auckland based artist Selina often uses her own skin as a sensory material to be tested, crafting a dialogue between the body and mind that foregrounds the physical and psychological experience for wearer and viewer alike.
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  • Colour my Winter

    31 May – 20 June. Warwick Henderson Galley, Auckland.
    Includes Fatu Feu’u. Colour my Winter is an exhibition of works with a burst of colour.
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  • Two Bodies, Two Landscapes

    29 May – 21 June. Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
    Greg Semu. This exhibtion reflects the short, contrary to expectations of no bloodshed embossed German -samoan time examined from a modern perspective with contemporary instruments that once divided, together lived historical episode.

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  • Sacred Suburbia – We know more than we know we know

    16 May – 28 June. Nathan Homestead, Auckland.
    Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes. This explores ideas around that much of what and how we see also exists largely within our heads. Maybe the amount of attention we choose to give to what we see is the determining factor in what we experience as reality.
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  • Tiny Niue

    16 May 10.30 – 12 noon. Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
    Includes Damon Salesa. As the wife of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Niue, Margaret Pointer spent several years there and has now produced a highly readable 200-year history of Niue up to the establishment of self-government in 1974.
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  • The Art of the Play

    16 May 9am – 10am. Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
    Includes Victor Rodger. In two new Festival forums, we investigate the process of writing for the stage. In our first session, we ask what makes for a good play and marks the successes out from the flops? A part of the Auckland Writers Festival.
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  • Short and Sharp

    15 May 5.30 – 6.20pm. Limelight Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
    No excerpts here! Complete pieces of work read within ten minutes from the short story, poetry and essay team of Jose Barbosa, Julie Hill, Nic Low and Leilani Tamu, introduced by Rachael King. A part of the Auckland Writers Festival.

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  • Art-up 2015

    16 May – 30 June. Corner of Ponsonby and Franklin Roads.
    Includes Chris Charteris. FHE Galleries are pleased to announce a new exhibition space in the heart of Ponsonby this Autumn season. Situated on the corner of Ponsonby and Franklin Rds- ‘ART-UP’ will be a showcase of specially created new works.

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  • Go East: The Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection

    14 May – 26 July. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
    Yuki Kihara. This exhibition showcases Australian philanthropists Gene and Brian Sherman’s collection of contemporary Asian art, including artists from the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Tibet, Thailand, Vietnam, China and India.
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  • Siapo Cinema

    12 May – 29 May. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Gallery, Wellington.
    Sione Faletau, Lesieli Finau, Vea Mafile’o, Vaimaila Urale, Olga Krause aka Leafa Wilson, Atawhai Charteris, Anastasia Lafo. Tautai presents a compilation of moving image and multimedia work from Pacific artists.
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  • Personal Structures – Crossing Borders

    9 May – 22 November. Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy.
    Greg Semu. Personal Structures – Crossing Borders will launch one of Greg’s new three part auto series Earning my Stripes and his now iconic triptych Self Portrait with Front, Side and Back of Pe’a, Sentinel Road, Herne Bay for the first time in Europe.
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  • C.H.O.L.A.

    8 May – 20 June. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Cerisse Palalagi (Ceeroc), Allen Vili (Onesian) and Waiora Palalagi (Hoodsavvy). Cerisse’s interests are diverse, often contemplating the interconnected mix of architecture, pattern & landscape investigating the connectedness through polyslang.
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  • Lay of the Land

    2 May – 13 June. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes work from Sean Atavenitia, Talia Smith. Lay of the Land features lens-based artists that are currently recording the urban expansion and transformation in Auckland and its surrounds. Part of Auckland Festival of Photography 2015.
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  • Killer and Kind

    2 May – 7 June. Mangere Arts Centre Nga Tohu o Uenuku.
    Julian Hooper. Julian’s paintings for Killer and Kind revolve around his ancestry and include representations of his descendants. Often appearing abstract, his work is, however, figurative and takes an oblique look at modernism.
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  • Toutouta

    30 April – 2 May. Olivia Laita Gallery, Auckland.
    Benjamin Work. Toutoutā delves into the act of repetition. His new works explore the heliaki (semiotics) of the Akau tau (ancient Tongan war clubs) adorned with warrior symbols, the Tui’ Tonga (Sacred Ruler), and societal and spiritual constructs.

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  • Tamatoa

    25 April – 2 May. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Arnette Makimou Arapai. A WW1 1914-1918 play inspired by the 500 Cook Islands soldiers who went to fight for King and Country.

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  • The Checkmate of Wild Rainbows

    20 April – 22 May. Pierre Peeters Gallery: Vero, Auckland.
    Andy Leleisi’uao. Andy’s current series titled The Checkmate of Wild Rainbows is in homage to all those great men and women who are quoted on the Wall of Words featuring over 70 literary and other quotations that ‘capture the New Zealand spirit’.
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  • Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua?

    17 April – 22 May. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.
    Including Elisapeta Heta and Jeremy Leatinu’u. Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua? brings together artists from the ‘kohunga reo generation’ – 30 years on. Acknowledging events of the 80s.

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  • Time of Others

    11 April – 28 June. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan.
    Includes Graham Fletcher. The notion of a discreet, homogeneous continental or maritime unity is foreign to the Asia-Pacific region. Endeavours to define geographical borders or identity systems have been based on political agendas and ideological assumptions.
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  • Lest We Forget the 500 Cook Islands Soldiers

    11 April – 6 May. Depot Artspace, Auckland.
    Includes Richard Shortland Cooper, Teariki Engu, Tepaeru-Ariki Lulu French, Numangatini Mackenzie, Sylvia Marsters, Fongsaiyuk Mckanzie Ngaro, NiaVal Ngaro, Michel Tuffery, Cypress Vivieaere-Davis & images from the late Jim Vivieaere.
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  • The Lolly Witch of Mumuland

    11 April – 14 July. Mangere Arts Centre & Selwyn College.
    Lauren Jackson and Lolo Fonua. Another adventure in the wacky world of Mumuland, this time with a Hansel and Gretel theme… but like you’ve never seen them before! Be part of the adventure in the April and July school holidays!
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  • Resonance

    10 April – 3 May. Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
    Naup Waup, Salote Tawale, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Kirsten Lyttle, Chantal Fraser, Leuli Eshraghi, Anna Crawley and Eric Bridgeman. Curated by Chuck Feesago. Resonance is an exhibition of Pacific artists asked to celebrate individuality and voice.

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  • Imaginary Date Line

    3 August – 16 August. Artspace Sydney, Australia.
    Includes works by Pilimi Manu, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Darcell Apelu, Vea Mafile’o, and Janet Lilo. Imaginary Date Line is a selection of video art, made by artists from the Pacific region, many of whom live in New Zealand.
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  • The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival 2015

    9 April – 11 April. Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne.
    The Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival (CPAF) is a showcase from Pacific diaspora communities in Australia. This festival explores Oceania Now: the spiritual, physical, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Pacific identity.

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  • Tīvaevae: Out of the Glory Box

    2 April – September. Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.
    Curated by Nina Tonga. Celebrates the art of Cook Islands quilting through Te Papa’s significant collection of tīvaevae.
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  • Construction Piece Scores

    1 April – 4 May. Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne.
    Ann Fuata. In Construction Piece Scores Victorian based artist of Samoan descent Ann Fuata will collaboratively develop a work based on ancient intercontinental ocean floor highways that are thought to stretch across the entire Pacific Ocean.
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  • Cultivate

    21 March. Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.
    John Vea. In a performance entitled Cultivate, staged with the help from the H.E.P.T. collective, urban taros will be planted in rows, suggestive of an island plantation, along the edge of the newly constructed Daldy Street.
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  • Tungaru: the Kiribati project

    21 March – 31 May. Pataka Art Museum, Wellington.
    Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. Tungaru: the Kiribati project is a creative collaboration between artists Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith incorporating free-standing sculpture, wall mounted assemblages, photography and interactive video.
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  • Not To Speak Is To Speak

    20 March – 2 May. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Gary Silipa. This solo exhibition will explore how art can be used as a medium to draw attention to social issues troubling his community in Auckland. Drawing attention to these social issues helps raise awareness and discussion around how positive change.

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  • Ha’amonga

    19 March. Otara Cube, Auckland.
    Sione Faletau curated by Ane Tonga. Ha’amonga will launch the new exhibition programme at the Ōtara Cube, a public exhibition space at the Ōtara Town Centre, curated by Ane Tonga with funding from the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board.
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  • Lady sings the blues

    18 March. Festival Club at Paradiso Spiegeltent, Auckland.
    Includes Ladi6 and Annie Crummer. It’s been one hundred years since her birth and Billie Holiday’s legacy endures. On this special night, some of Aotearoa’s finest female vocalists will perform songs by the Lady herself and by other legendary vocalists.

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  • Where the apple falls

    15 March. Festival Club at Paradiso Spiegeltent, Auckland.
    Tigi Ness, Che Fu, Annie and Will Crummer. Get some intimate insights into the dynamics that have shaped some of our greatest artists and share the magic of music that binds and spans generations.

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  • Te Wā Tōiri

    14 March – 24 April. Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes Niki Hastings-McFall and Ioane Ioane. Wā refers to space and time while Tōiri is used in this context to mean to reverberate and tingle. A sense of continual movement pervades all the works transporting viewers through meanings, memory and place.
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  • WHITE NIGHT WORKSHOP

    14 March. Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland.
    Reina Sutton and Molana Sutton. Create your own piece of jewellery inspired by traditional Solomon Island body adornments with sister artists Molana and Reina Sutton.
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  • Falesā

    12 March. Loft Q Theatre, Auckland.
    Concept by Nathanial Lees with John Pule, Bill Urale, Ingelese Ete. Falesā is a work being developed for the stage using a fono matai process. Fono matai is based on the shared experiences and ideas of senior-level artists with strong cultural connections.

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  • Flock

    10 March – 29 March. Whitespace, Auckland.
    Niki Hastings-McFall. Niki’s work is instantly recognisable due to its originality and spanning of genres – jewellery, sculpture, mixed media assemblage and installations. It draws on aspects of our cultural landscape in disarming and provocative ways.

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  • Black Bird: Lonnie Hutchinson 1997-2013: A Survey

    7 March – 2 May. Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland.
    Lonnie Hutchinson. Bringing together diverse works, from sculpture and paper-cuts to video and virtual reality ‘experiences’, Black Bird is the first major survey of Lonnie Hutchinson’s varied and rich practice.
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  • I AM

    6 March – 7 March. ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
    Mau directed by Lemi Ponifasio. I AM questions our humanity, faith and redemption. Colin McCahon’s expressive painting victory over death 2 (1970) dominates the work. Frighteningly beautiful projections loom large behind the performers.
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  • Fale Ula

    4 March – 22 March. TimeOut Festival Garden, Auckland.
    Niki Hastings-McFall. Using synthetic lei, one of her signature materials, Hastings-McFall ‘polynises’ the green space of Aotea Square into a vibrant, living artwork based on the Samoan fale, creating a site of contemplation, relaxation, gathering and sharing.
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  • Lorene Taurerewa

    2 March – 10 March. Patan Museum, Nepal.
    Lorene Taurerewa. As a part of her residency at Patan Museum in Nepal, Lorene is showcasing work that she has made during the time.
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  • PACIFIC MATERIALITY

    4 March – 28 March. Studio One, Auckland.
    Curated by Natasha Matila-Smith. Ayesha Green, Salome Tanuvasa, Kenneth Merrick, Claudia Jowitt and Robbie Fraser. Selected artists investigate materiality through the medium of painting.
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  • A’oga Hutt

    28 February – 7 March. Common Ground Arts Festival, Wellington.
    Facilitated by Lana Lopesi. Performances by Atapana Meleisea, Faith Wilson, Leafa Wilson aka Olga Krause and Darcell Apelu. Intersecting art and education A’oga Hutt is a centre for sharing Pacific narratives acting as a hub of activity over the week.
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  • 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience

    25 February – 24 May. New Museum, New York.
    Includes work by Luke Willis Thompson. Titled “Surround Audience” this exhibition features fifty-one artists and artist collectives from over twenty-five countries; for many, this will be their first inclusion in a museum exhibition in the United States.
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  • Tonga ‘I Onopooni

    20 February – 7 April. Forester Gallery, Oamaru.
    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.
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  • Nuku | Symbols of Mana

    14 February – 26 April. The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.
    Tui Emma Gillies. Mana is a ‘creative and dynamic force motivating the individual’. When combined with wahine (women), mana extends the capacity for women’s potential, communicating our integrity, influence, authority, prestige, and power.

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  • Grills

    13 February – 8 May. Waikato Museum, Hamilton.
    Ane Tonga. Grills is a new photographic series and moving image work that explores the intersection between Tongan notions of beauty defined as faka’ ofo’ ofa and western ideals of beauty. This is part of an ongoing photographic investigation.
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  • CELLBLOCK RESIDENCY

    11 February – 4 March. Cell Block at Studio One.
    Christian Wolfgramm, Talia Smith curated by Natasha Matila-Smith. The artists will occupy a studio in the Studio One cellblock as residents from 11 Feb to 4 March. At the conclusion of the residency, they will present an exhibition of the works created.
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  • Wave of Possibility

    11 February – 7 March. Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland.
    Based on the eastern concept of the chakra, this collaborative work between Tiffany Singh and the Auckland Print Studio aims to combine the vibrational qualities of sound and colour together to correspond to the connection between aspects of the human body.

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  • Culture for Sale Forum

    4 February. Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland.
    Presentations by Yuki Kihara, Mandy Treagus. Moderated by Caroline Vercoe. This Culture for Sale Forum explores the inspiration behind Shigeyuki Kihara’s itineric live performance and video installation ‘Culture for Sale’.
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  • ‘O lā ‘āitu lāitiiti We have always been here

    3 February – 11 February. Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland.
    Léuli Eshraghi. Tautai Trust Artist in Residence 2015 Léuli Eshraghi will discuss his and wider Islander Arts Practice in Australia with interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara before launching his exhibition ‘O lā ‘āitu lāitiiti (We have always been here).
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  • Loops and Lines

    27 January – 14 February. Whitespace, Auckland.
    Kenneth Merrick. Through image making Merrick seeks to convey perspectives that form a basis for a type of visual thinking, underpinned by explorations into cultural experience, speculative spaces, and myth.

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  • FORM

    24 January – 7 March. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Claudia Jowitt and Jasmine Te Hira. Following on from CONSTANT PRACTICE, which focused on hands-on making from diverse contemporary visual artists; FORM takes objects – made from clay or paint – as subjects looking at them within intuitive production.
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  • Back to the Future

    23 January. Headland Scuplture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island.
    John Ioane with Numa Mackenzie, Daren Kamali, Rev Mua Strickson-Pua, Siliga David Setoga, and members of the SaVAge K’lub including Reina Sutton. Join us for an evening of performance on and around the Star (mound) and the Tangaroas.

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  • headland Sculpture On the Gulf

    23 January – 15 March. Matiatia Walkway, Auckland.
    Artists include Lonnie Hutchinson and Ioane Ioane. The 2015 exhibition walkway will provide an enjoyable experience for all our visitors. The 2km walk takes approximately 2 hours to enjoy the magnificent views and, of course, the sculptures!

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  • Close To The Heart

    16 January – 23 February. Waiheke Community Art Gallery.
    Artists include: Chris Charteris and Sheyne Tuffery. “Close to the Heart” is our summer exhibition of small sculptural works, wearable sculptural pieces and small wall installed pieces, works that capture the notion of endearment.

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  • Between Wind and Water

    10 January – 24 January. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington.
    Tanu Gago, Leilani Kake, Luisa Tora curated by Ema Tavola. An exhibition providing context for a series of talks, gatherings and activities offering opportunities to discuss art, themes, and wider context of art about Pacific experience in Aotearoa.
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  • PIKO: Pacific Islander Contemporary Art

    10 January – 26 July. The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, USA.
    Noelani Arists, Micki Davis, Chuck Feesago, Sia Figiel, Moana Nepia, Carl Pao, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, and Lorene Taurerewa. This exhibit examines the current state of contemporary art by Pacific Islanders based in the United States and its Territories.
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  • Tivaevae

    1 December – 24 December. BCA Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
    Tungane Broadbent and Vereara Maeva –Taripo. Tivaevae artists collaborate in an amazing exhibition. Broadbent who features in the Queensland Art Museum collection, with Maeva – Taripo will present new pieces, handstiched over the past 18 months.

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  • The Great World (fonuagalo)

    10 December – 31 December. Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland.
    John Pule. When John Pule first arrived in inner city Auckland, the formal tenets of poetry and painting were largely unknown. Over the next 30 years Pule would explore new directions, and has since emerged as one of this countrys most recognised painters.
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  • Ko e hala Hangatonu: The Straight Path

    7 December – 2 March. Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.
    Robin White and Ruha Fifita. Iconic New Zealand artist Robin White has collaborated with Tongan artist Ruha Fifita over a number of years to create a monumental installation of ngatu (painted tapa) to be exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum this Summer.
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  • Life is but a Vapour

    11 December – 1 February. Te Uru Gallery, Auckland.
    Tiffany Singh. Calling A Circle: He Karanga Pae by McCahon House Artist in Residence Tiffany Singh is about the concept of wellbeing in relation to the process of grief, death and dying. Complete immersion in an engaging activity, it’s a natural anti-depressant.

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  • The Drowned World

    4 December – 6 December. Silo Park, Auckland.
    Curated by Daniel Satele. Lesieli Finau; Nina Oberg Humphries; Sara Riordan; Elyjana Roach; Salome Tanuvasa; Jasmine Te Hira and Luisa Tora. The Drowned World, is a virtual exhibition exploring the intimate connection between human life and water.

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  • Pasifika Clothing est 1992

    26 November – 20 December. Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland.
    Pasifika Clothing opened in High Street and sold wholesale to high end stores such as World and Paris Texas; meanwhile aligning the label with New Zealand hip hop culture and an emerging Tāmaki-Makaurau/Pasifika/Aotearoa/Indigeni cultural identity.

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  • At The Wake

    25 November – 6 December. Written by Victor Rodger.
    Robbie Magasiva (Wentworth), Lisa Harrow (Step Dave), and Taofia Pelesasa (Black Faggot) star in At the Wake, a deliciously inappropriate black comedy coming to Auckland for the first time.
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  • Wayfinding: Discourse Art Exhibition

    24 November – 29 November. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written by Iaheto Ah Hi, Directed by Leilani Clarke. Includes Allen Vili (Onesian), Tom Natoealofa, Martin Leung-Wai, Lava Fifita. A unique theatrical experience. The inter-arts performance will use real-time motion capture technology and audience interaction.

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  • Afakasi

    23 November. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written by Antonia Stehlin directed by Nastassia Wolfgramm. A traumatic experience births Leilani Etuale’s hatred towards her father’s culture. She struggles to identify herself with the Samoan culture she so desperately wants to be a part of.
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  • PEQUOD

    21 November – 21 December. Hopkinson Mossman Gallery.
    Fiona Amundsen, Peter Robinson, Luke Willis Thompson. Affect is dormant or not quite, at least not exactly activated by the sensitive. Rather, it lies in wait, like something present under the surface, beyond the immediately recognisable.
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  • Urban Drift

    21 November – 17 January. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    As part of Urbanesia 2014. Curated by Ane Tonga includes Leafa Wilson and John Vea. Urban Drift is a group exhibition which is intended to reflect the shifting experiences of people migrating from rural to urban areas, often known as the ‘urban drift’.

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  • Cult Couture: Fabrik Navigators

    21 November – 22 November. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Held over two days, the Māngere Arts Centre will erupt with an exclusive feature Pacific couture multi-media show by international designer Lindah Lepou, a fashion market, a fashion competition, and a textile and adornment exhibition.

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  • SaVAge K’lub

    20 November. Māngere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    The SaVAge K’lub presents 21st South Sea SaVAgery influencing art and culture through the interfacing of time and space, deploying weavers of words, rare anecdotalists, myth makers, hip shakers, navigators, red faces, fabricators, actiVAtors, installators.
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  • Dead Pigs Don’t Grow On Trees

    15 November – 19 December. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Rosanna Raymond. Exploring Polynesian art and the body Rosanna Raymond is exhibiting a mix of fabrications, installation and acti.VA.tions. She works with people, spaces and things to activate relationships between them, to realise and reshape the ta-va.

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  • Poly Typical

    14 November – 10 January. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Unpacking the visual narratives used to generalise the identities of urban Pacific youth, Poly-Typical digitises the collective Pacific experience through performance, photography and moving image.
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  • Du ngatu à soi

    13 November – 25 November. Galerie Winkler, Papeete.
    Including Dagmar Dyck. Festival du Tapa Tahiti.

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  • Cook Island Mamas

    13 November. Otara Town Centre Stage, Auckland.
    Cook Island Mamas. Local Cook Island traditional arts community groups will fill the air with the sounds of their songs, music and laughter while their hands create wondrous works of Cook Island cultural art works.
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  • PACIFICA LIVING ARTS FESTIVAL

    11 November – 14 November. Pacifica Arts Centre, Auckland.
    A Celebration of Pacific culture! The Pacifica Living Arts Festival is back for another year of vibrant colour and excitement. Featuring arts and crafts, traditional food, performances by school groups as part of the West Auckland Multi-Cultural Schools stage.
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  • Making Visible

    8 November – 17 January. Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith. Paul Klee once stated “Art does not reproduce the visible, rather it makes visible”. Though he was referring to the capacity of painting to capture the intangible, his comment could also be applied to the work in this exhibition.
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  • Pollywood Twelve 2014

    2 and 29 November. Various locations in Auckland.
    Pollywood Twelve 2014 boasts nine films that will screen in Pollywood for the first time. This 90 minute multi-genre visual feast has something for everyone – all ages are welcome to enjoy the filmic menu.
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  • Xmas Verses

    29 October – 9 November. Hamilton and Auckland.
    Neil Ieremia and Black Grace. Xmas Verses is a collection of original dance works laced with humour, full of invention and choreographed by one of our most celebrated artists, Neil Ieremia. Take a break from the gift wrapping, iron your favourite t-shirt.

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  • IMPressive V – Wansolwara: Print here and now

    28 October-30 November. Nathan Homestead, Auckland.
    Every inked image participates in a migration like shift from its start point, be that a plate, block, screen or file, to place(s) where it will be seen. The printed image sits on a new ground, always in the here and now, separated from yet connected to its origins.
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  • The Way Home

    28 October – 12 December. Calder & Lawson Gallery, Hamilton.
    Margaret Aull draws upon tensions between divergent cultures and fused heritage. Aull confronts tradition and what it means to be indigenous – being in and from different places – and creates a space to question and subvert cultural authority.
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  • Rhythms from New Zealand

    26 October. Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.
    Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia. Aoteorea, with its north and south islands, marks the furthest destinations of the Pacific voyagers. Today, poets and storytellers, just like our guests Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia reach out from New Zealand across the oceans.

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  • Goosh

    24 October – 30 November. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Claudia Jowitt. Claudia Jowitt’s distinctive abstract paintings are inspired by questions around the potential of painting as an object – an object that suggests a history of its method of construction.
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  • Black Faggot

    24 October – 25 October. The Suter Theatre, Nelson.
    Written by Victor Rodger. Meet the undercover brother desperate to prove he’s straight, an island mama whose beloved son turns out to be queer, a pious teenager trying to ‘pray the gay away’ and a tough Samoan homo who’s out, proud and in your face.
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  • New Ground

    21 October – 25 October. Chambers 241, Christchurch.
    Joshua Bashford. Josh investigates mark making and its ability to portray themes such as faith, family and landscape. Exploring his Samoan heritage has allowed him to take Pacific art themes to new levels and show very contemporary facets of the culture.

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  • Pacific Heritage Artists Project: Artists from Niue

    19 October. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.
    In association with Creative New Zealand, the Museum celebrates the 40th anniversary of Niue Constitution Day and the last day of Niue Language Week, with visiting senior heritage artists from Niue.
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  • Hauora Garden

    18 October. Studio One, Auckland.
    Includes Claudia Jowitt and H.E.P.T. Learn about Rongoa Maori, and medicinal, edible and endangered plants. Make a pot for a plant with the Wednesday Night Pottery group, enjoy delicious food from The Little Caterer, a performance by H.E.P.T.

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  • #Islandtime

    18 October – 2 November. Mangere and Otara Town Centres.
    Curated by Lana Lopesi. Artists are Louisa Afoa, Sione Faletau, Atapana Meleisia, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Janet Lilo, Caleb Satele, Salome Tanuvasa, Cora Allan Wickliffe. #ISLANDTIME breaks down the gap between Pacific time based art a Pacific audience.
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  • Braveheart Art Exhibition

    16 October. Pavilion 6, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
    Artists include Dagmar Dyck and Lorene Taurerewa. includes live music, wine, canapés, free parking, and the first viewing of a remarkable and diverse range of quality and affordable art by contemporary New Zealand artists.
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  • Offstage6

    17 October. The Plantation, Auckland.
    Offstage is Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust’s annual moving image and live performance event. The one-night-only exhibition will feature four videos and three performances from local Pacific artists, who have each responded to the unique space.
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  • Yours Truly

    16 October – 19 October. Various locations in Avondale, Auckland.
    Lana Lopesi curated by Transit Projects. This collection is in many ways an heirloom of personal histories, for myself, my family and the people who once used the stamps. Bigger than that it is way of tracking the colonial history of this island homeland.
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  • Whau Arts Festival

    16 October – 19 October. Various locations in Avondale.
    Whau The People. This festival is focused on showcasing, celebrating and activating the creative diversity that exists within the Whau local board area. Including an array of workshops, exhibitions, performances, talks and family-focused events.
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  • Nelson Arts Festival

    16 October – 27 October. Various venues in Nelson.
    Includes Victor Rodger, The Roots. This year we celebrate our 20th year. with over 150 artists and guests from around New Zealand and across the globe, we are delighted to share this carefully selected line up with you all.

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  • Sons

    16 October – 25 October. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written by Victor Rodger. He sees a photograph of his half-siblings, whom he always knew existed but has never met. Ignoring the advice of his mother and grandmother, he delves into his Samoan heritage with explosive consequences.

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  • O lā āitu lāitiiti | Those small spirits

    15 October – 1 November. Rubicon ARI, Melbourne.
    Matthew Bray, Léuli Eshraghi, Grace Vanilau. Kulin Biik/Melbourne-based artists offer new works interrogating received notions of remembrance, cultural memory, native Oceanian/Pacific spirituality.

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  • The Pasifika Years: Guided walk with Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua

    12 October. Studio One Toi Tū. Auckland.
    The Pasifika Years: Guided walk with Rev. Mua Strickson-Pua as a part of the Auckland heritage festival. Relive a different time in Ponsonby’s past with an entertaining guided walk along Ponsonby Road with ex-gang worker and poet Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua.
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  • If These Walls Could Talk

    12 October – 14 October. Imperial Lane, Auckland.
    Includes Benjamin Work. This event marks the launch of the mini-documentary series If These Walls Could Talk. Funded by NZ On Air, this series takes a closer look at the people and practice within New Zealand’s street art community.
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  • A Tale of Three Cities

    11 October. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    All the poets are performing in support of the festival aiming to raise awareness on NZ Social Justice week with proceeds going to Hagar International, an organisation dedicated to rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.
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  • Making Connections

    11 October. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.
    VOU Dance Company. As part of Fiji Language Week, dancers from the dance company VOU have collaborated in a workshop with local Auckland Fijian youth. See their responses in dance in which they express their culture and urban identity today.
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  • Rungan Kiribati: Kiribati Day

    11 October. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.
    Throughout the course of a day you will experience live performances, art demonstrations and engaging discussions on Kiribati culture. Rungan Kiribati: Kiribati Day has been curated in collaboration with the local Kiribati community.
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  • Tau Tupua: The Spirits

    10 October – 19 October. Britomart, Auckland.
    Robert George, Vela Manusaute and Toa Tahi Taihia. In 1915, 149 young Niuean men were recruited into the Maori Contingent to serve in the First World War. This little known history was the starting point for Tau Tupua: The Spirits.
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  • Artweek

    10 October – 19 October. Various locations in Auckland.
    Includes Benjamin Work, John Pule, Robert George, Toa Tahi Taihia, Vela Manusaute, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi, Nathan Suniula, Erik Lopeti, Salesa Pepe. Whau Festival. Expanding the visual arts audience through discovery and discussion.
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  • Community Practices

    10 October – 11 October. Blue Oyster Project Space, Dunedin.
    Lead by Amiria Puia-Taylor. Community Practices: A workshop exploring, connecting and localising the art making process.
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  • Sei ‘O Fafine

    10 October. Aurora Centre, Christchurch.
    A passionate, engaging and deeply vibrant inside peek into the gendered world of Tongan society and family. Told through Tongan contemporary dance, dramatic dialogue, monologue and song in a close family setting.

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  • 3 Chords and the Truth

    11 October. Omiha Hall, Waiheke Island.
    Includes guest speaker Selina Tusitala Marsh. As a part of The Waiheke Book Festival, join the Adulterators, poets Cliff Fell and John Newton, as they explore the musical traditions which have shaped their work.

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  • Louder – The Serigraph Pop-Up Exhibition

    10 October. Studio 40, Auckland.
    Artists include Benjamin Work. All serigraph pop-up exhibition for one night. The featured artists will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition print run each, with all profits going towards Hagar International and their fight against human trafficking.
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  • Double Derelicts

    9 October. Q Theatre, Auckland.
    Choreographed by Justin Haiu, performers include Tupua Tigafua. Share the joy and tomfoolery of the award winning White Face Crew in a superbly choreographed show, involving couch leaping, shoe stealing, and good old fashioned clowning around.

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  • Singular Visions

    8 October – 12 October. The Cellar, Corbans Estate Arts Centre.
    Includes Lesieli Finau. A showcase of photography and moving image by artists whose work engages with mental health issues, drawing upon personal experience or their connection with others.
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  • Mataqali Drift

    8 October. Q Theatre, Auckland.
    VOU Dance Company. Having performed all over the world they now come to Auckland to debut their latest work Mataqali Drift. No white sand beaches and island madens, this is the real Fiji. Raw, Urban and Real.

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  • Fair Play

    6 October – 12 October. The Pearce Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes Nathan Suniula, Erik Lopeti, Salesa Pepe.
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  • 3:15

    6 October – 17 October. Northart Gallery, Auckland.
    Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys ex/current students and teachers including Lily Laita.
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  • Walking the wall

    3 October – 31 October. Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne.
    Angela Tiatia. ‘Walking the Wall’, is part of an ongoing series, ‘An Inventory of Gestures’, exploring the tensions that operate between mass global culture and minority culture, with particular focus on the norms and rules placed upon femininity.

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  • Selected Work

    3 October – 31 October. Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne.
    The narratives of her work are centered on the dualities of God and evolution; the eternal versus the ever-changing; love and free will versus determinism; the conscious versus the subconscious. Creating of characters she composes into unique allegories.

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  • Spiritus Aitu

    3 October. NASDA Theatre, Christchurch.
    Playful and Vicious an ancient belief system calls into question our nature. Inspired by the Polynesian belief in Aitu (Spirits) as sacred guardians and enforcers of all things taboo, Aitu are watchful of shifts and imbalances within the natural world.

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  • One Night Stand

    2 October. Fuzzy Vibes, Auckland.
    Curated by Lana Lopesi, including Sione Faletau. One Night Stand is a single night of performance, on the door step, Karangahape Road. As well as it being a night of curated public performance, the works will enter discussions of our social political landscape.
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  • Ebbing Tagaloa

    1 October – 25 October. Enjoy Gallery, Wellington.
    Paula Schaafhausen. Ebbing Tagaloa features a series of Tagaloa figures that reference the nineteen beaches and bays of Wellington. Moulded from coconut oil and sand, the figures will melt and harden with fluctuations in room temperature throughout. Read More

  • Back to Black: The Landscape of Unease in Aotearoa

    29 September – 7 December. Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei.
    Includes Ioane Ioane and Julian Hooper. This exhibition is notable for showcasing some of the most rarely seen artworks in New Zealand many of them coming from private collections from Northland.

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  • Music and Me

    25 September – 27 September. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written and directed by Victoria Schmidt. Set in South Auckland, Music and Me is a slice of urban kiwiana that gives insight into the gritty world of the Manurewa nightlife. The growing phenomenon of street prostitution has emerged on the streets of Manurewa.Read More

  • Tatau 1978 – 2005

    9 September – 2 October. Ilam Campus Gallery, Christchurch.
    Mark Adams. Paulo Sulu’ape was the pre-eminent Samoan tattooist of his generation. Mark Adams met him in 1978 and photographed his practice and that of his brothers and cousins. After Sulu’ape’s death in 1999 Adams produced a new series.
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  • Moana ’14

    25 September – 30 September. TAPAC, Auckland.
    Pacific Dance New Zealand. Moana ’14 is a celebration of Auckland as a Pacific City. Moana is a forum in which to present works which express a range of specifically Pacific voices in the form of dance. Experience their journey of heritage, modernity and urban flux.Read More

  • Velvet Dreams

    27 September – 22 October. Milford Galleries, Dunedin.
    Shigeyuki Kihara is one of New Zealand’s leading interdisciplinary artists whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues.
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  • Gentle Foundations: extrapolations of The Whare in the Bush

    24 September – 28 September. St Paul St Gallery 3, Auckland.
    Includes Elisapeta Heta. This exhibition draws upon the narrative, memory and moments of the project from the perspective of two members of the team, Rebecca and Elisapeta, through a series of mixed media installations.
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  • DNA Deadly Nui Art

    16 September – 5 October. Blakdot Gallery. Melbourne.
    Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Lily Aitui Laita, Mariaa Randall, Damien Shen, Frances Tapueluelu, Tony Tia, Chanel Winarti. Blak Dot Gallery is exploring the concept of DNA as a hereditary self-replicating material which is present in nearly all living organisms.

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  • Api

    16 September – 22 September. The Gallows, Unitec, Auckland.
    David Vaea, Danielle Dooley and Diana Aiono Gordon, Api is an exploration around the theme of identity drawing from individual experiences, the artists have come together to present a show that illustrates the diversity of identity found in Aotearoa.
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  • The Bond of Time

    13th September. Titirangi War Memorial Hall, Auckland.
    The Bond of Time has been recently republished with an introductory essay by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman. Pule is a powerful voice, in both the visual and literary arts of the Pacific. In reading and conversation the wellsprings of this voice will be explored.Read More

  • Daegu Biennale

    11 September – 31 October. Daegu Culture and Arts Centre, South Korea.
    Shigeyuki Kihara.

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  • From the Islands: Dreams, Fragrance & Extinction

    12 September – 19 October. Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland.
    John Pule. From the Islands: Dreams, Fragrance & Extinction. features eighteen new handwritten poems by John Pule. The blue inked poems are a reflection on Pule’s extensive travel in the Pacific.

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  • Tukutuku Kafa Mei Lotomoana: Survey Part Two

    6 September – 2 November. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi.Part Two showcases his recent works in diverse materials. Tohi’s artwork is based on the patterns and traditions of lalava, the ancient Pacific art form used for binding materials together
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  • Welcome

    5 September – 4 October. ARTSPACE, Auckland.
    D.A.N.C.E Art Club, Single Brown Female (Leilani Heather and Talia Smith), John Vea. W e l c o m e curated by Ahilapalapa Rands initiates conversations between and beyond six new projects, which will occur within and outside of the gallery.
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  • Papercuts

    3 September – 21 September. Lake House Arts, Auckland.
    Includes Lily Laita. The Annual Auckland Secondary Art Teachers’ Association exhibition celebrates the “teacher-artist” and the show is always innovative, engaging and thought-provoking. Paper is the starting point, or the end point and anywhere in between.
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  • Beauty and the Bro

    2 September – 4 October. Various venues around Southland.
    Includes James Nokise. Take an acclaimed folk singer and a celebrated Samoan/Welsh comic, and be rewarded with an evening of music and comedy like no other.
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  • Respect Fa’aaloalo

    30 August – 23 September. Vanya Taule’alo, Apia.
    Three Samoan Usos, three different styles, present artworks about Respect: Fa’aaloalo.
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  • New Paintings

    30 August – 24 September. Milford Galleries, Dunedin.
    Solitary characters on an empty stage inhabit the strangely beautiful world in this exhibtion of Lorene Taurerewa’s new paintings. Disembodied faces emerge from indistinct backgrounds and a collection of incongruous props accompany the players.Read More

  • Tauhi Vā

    29 August – 4 October. No’o Fakataha and guests, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland. Tauhi Vā is the latest group exhibition of Auckland-based Tongan artist’s collective No’o Fakataha.
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  • Between the Line, Crossing the Lines, Over the Line

    25 August – 10 September. Northart Gallery, Auckland.
    An exhibition by three artists, Dagmar Dyck, Emily Mafile’o and Vea Mafile’o who explore the personal, family and environmental identity and history
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  • Dream Speak

    25 August – 10 September. Northart Gallery, Auckland.
    Of Kiribati and American heritage, his paintings are shaped by his Pacific/Western upbringing, infusing dreams, story-telling, chants and rituals and incorporating American pop culture and folk tradition in whimsical and highly imaginative ways.

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  • SLEIGHT OF HAND

    16th August – 16th November. Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
    Includes Graham Fletcher. This exhibition explores detailed elements within both the works themselves and the diverse artistic practices including; a strong attention to detail, illusion, theatricality and transformation.
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  • Pasifika – Treasures in the Manawatu

    16 August 2014 – 25 January 2015

    Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History.
    This exhibition explores what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatu – treasures from the community and Te Manawa collections.

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  • Recall

    12 August – 23 August. ST PAUL St Gallery Frontbox.
    Recall by Louise Tu’u is a proposed residence for participants, interested in being present, working within the confines of the space and aiming to privilege the visible over the legible. As things change, we remain the same.
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  • THE SCREEN

    6 Aug 2014 – 30 Aug 2014, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington.
    Including Angela Tiatia. News stories overwhelm other news stories, events oust each other from the headlines and ten second items are squeezed out of hourly news bulletins by other things happening in other places.

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  • Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

    5 July – 23 November Auckland Museum.
    12 July – 24 August Mangere Arts Centre.
    Tungaru: The Kiribati Project is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. Tungaru is the pre-colonial name for Kiribati.

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  • Tau Tupua: The Spirits

    25 July – 23 August. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Robert George, Vela Manusaute and Toa Tahi Taihia. This exhibition aims to enhance understandings about this little-known contribution of Niue to the New Zealand war effort, by drawing on the talents of three of Aoteroa’s finest artists.

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  • What’s The Hurry?

    11 August – 12 September. RAMP Gallery, Hamiltion.
    Including John Vea. Features new works by 6 artists responding to notions of time, speed and the pace of human activity and behavior. The potential complexities of these ideas are presented in a range of outcomes, incorporating live performance, video works and traditional media.
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  • The Tautai of Digital Winds

    5 August – 16 August. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written and Directed By Iaheto Ah Hi. The production is a merger of two plays written by Sione’s Wedding star Iaheto Ah Hi; giving insight into the growing influence of social media and technology in the day to day lives of urban Pacific teens growing up in Aotearoa.

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  • SUNSET ROAD

    Summer, 1975. Rotorua, New Zealand.

    Jimi Hendrix, motorbikes, ika mata and the dawn raids.
    It’s two days before twins Luka and Lucia finally cross in to adulthood. Free, they roam the steam filled streets of Rotorua
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  • Crosshatching

    This exhibition brings together three artists whose work can be characterised by its interest in repetitive mark making. Using the simplest of materials — pencil lead, paper and knife —
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  • Form

    28 July – 14 September. The Commons, Christchurch.
    Lonnie Hutchinson. The work, shifts and expands not only the Arcades but the entire site. It brings to the forefront traditions, uses and cultural significance that might otherwise be overlooked in the hectic daily construction and repair activity that now marks the central city.Read More

  • Open Studio

    19 July. Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo, Japan.
    Gary Silipa, who is currently the Artist in Residence at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo, Japan is having an open studio on the 19 July at 6pm. If you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo, then check out what Gary has been up to over there.
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  • Stitching The Sea

    17 July – 6 September. Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW.
    Seve Faleupolu Gooding, Sione Falemaka, Greg Semu, Angela Tiatia, Julie Wharerau, Samoan Senior Citizens, Pearls of the Pacific, Mount Druitt Tongan Tapa Makers, Maori Weavers. Co-curated by Keren Ruki in partnership with the Australian Museum.
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  • Colors

    15 July – 2 August. Orexart, Arch Hill, Auckland.
    Glen Wolfgramm. Appropriately entitled ‘Colors’, this recent work deploys colour like an explosive, adding complexity and tension to the patterns that hint of tapa cloth, carvings, foliage, fish and birds – yet never quite resolve themselves.
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  • The Walters Prize

    12 July – 12 October. Auckland Art Gallery.
    Including Luke Willis Thompson and Kalisolaite ‘Uhila. The $50,000 Walters Prize, named after the late New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, is awarded for an outstanding work of contemporary New Zealand art produced and exhibited during the past two years. Read More

  • To and Fro

    11 July – 23 August. Artspace, Auckland.
    Includes Darcell Apelu. An exploration of potential, of shifting frameworks and pushing boundaries – this project is a weaving of multiple narratives, discordant and harmonious, without predetermined outcomes.
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  • Undressing

    19 July – 9 November. Te Manawa, Palmerston North.
    Yuki Kihara. Undressing the Pacific is a mid-career survey exhibition of Kihara’s art practice that spans a decade of her impressive career and draws attention to key works. The exhibition’s title reflects the centrality of dress in Kihara’s oeuvre.Read More

  • Va I Ta – Illumination

    8 July – 27 July. Whitespace, Auckland.
    Lily Laita. Her abstracted subjects explore an ambiguous sense of space and time, communicating an interaction between dreams, Pacific mythology, journeys and notions of intuitive and learned knowledge.

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  • N8VLAB AK 2014

    4 July – 22 July. Railway St Studios & Gallery, Auckland.
    Artists include Michel Tuffery. Contemporaries in their own right, they are all engaged on the world stage as connectors for visual arts drawing from a wide Pacific view. Special invited guest artists include Kereama Taepu and Jeff Riwaka.
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  • Squid out of water

    3 July. Level 2, Auckland Central Library.
    Daren Kamali is a co-founder of the South Auckland Poets Collective and Niu Navigations Company. Squid out of water is Daren’s second book featurng poems and short stories that draw on his heritage and from the legends of the Pacific peoples.

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  • Waking Up To The Oculus People

    28 June – 23 July. Milford Galleries, Queenstown.
    Andy Leleisi’uao. Waking Up To The Oculus People, continues exploration of self-created worlds as a metaphor for day to day existence. The societies he creates share common activities and situations, inviting comparisons with our everyday.
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  • MADE IN OCEANIA

    The special exhibition “Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes” presents 250 unique masterpieces from the museum’s own collection in combination with loans from major institutions such as the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington or the Australian Museum in Sydney. Read More

  • Close to Home

    6 September – 18 October. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland
    Curated by Ahilapalapa and Melanie Rands, Close to Home draws upon notions of identity and environment. “We wanted the show to be informed by these elements since they are both threads in our city’s complex social fabric.”

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  • This must be the place

    6 July – 27 July. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.
    Curated by Jeremy Leatinu’u This must be the place showcases the work of ten tertiary art students of Pacific heritage, who confidently journey the challenging physical and conceptual landscapes of postcolonial New Zealand.
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  • Small Histories

    This exhibition considers how photography not only represents important narratives but also the overlooked- capturing the history of the everyday.Read More

  • D.A.N.C.E FM 106.7

    May 16 – May 19. Erupt Festival, Taupo.
    D.A.N.C.E Art Club. The mobile radio station D.A.N.C.E FM 106.7 operates from a converted panel truck, equipped with media and broadcast devices, reporting on events at the festival and wider community activity.
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  • WWJD

    11 May – 23 June. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Curated by Ema Tavola artists include Renee Bevan, Vinesh Kumaran, Sangeeta Singh, Coco Solid, Gary Silipa, Benjamin Work. WWJD, standing for ‘What Would Jim Do,’ is a play on the popular 1990s phrase and honours the work of the late curator Jim Vivieaere.

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  • Pacific Arts Summit

    21 April – 3 June. Various locations is South Auckland.
    This year’s Pacific Arts Summit is full of exhibitions, shows and creative learning that will inspire, delight and inform.
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  • The Last Interpreters

    26 March – 4 May. Calder and Lawson Gallery, Waikato.
    Featuring works by Sanjay Theodore, Edith Amituanai, Carolin Casey and Tanu Gago, this exhibition presents their unique interpretations as they negotiate the increasingly complex cultural landscape of New Zealand.
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  • Birds

    16 March – 17 March. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Written by award-winning playwright Dianna Fuemana, Birds stars Ali Foa’i (Falemalama) and Bianca Seinafo (Number 2, Big Trouble). The pair plays a multitude of characters, seamlessly bringing this truly contemporary Pacific story to life.
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  • inthisholeonthisislandwhereiam

    15 March – 31 March. Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland.
    Luke Willis Thompson. In recent work the artist has borrowed ready-made objects –such as a local funeral home’s art collection and a black minstrel-style figure from an antique store– to trace the faultlines of race and class in his chosen context.
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  • Ola

    14 March – 23 March. Ilam Campus Gallery, Christichurch.
    Fatu Feu’u. In post-earthquake Christchurch the issues concerning the creative re-growth and rebuilding of a community have been of particular concern. Ola, explains the artist, ‘explores the affection for or love we have for where we come from.’
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  • The End of my Driveway

    8 March – 31 March. Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington.
    A new photographic series by Edith Amituanai titled The End of my Driveway includes 11 photos taken from the end of Edith’s driveway over a period of nine months. These could be described as a portal from the private domain to the street.

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  • What do you mean, we?

    3 March – 6 May. Te Tuhi, Auckland.
    Includes Kalisolaite Uhila. What do you mean, we? groups together a selection of artists to examine prejudice in its various forms. Selected artists employ a range of innovative strategies to expose or even attempt to transcend discrimination.
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  • Uliuli ma le Pa’epa’e

    3 March – 15 April. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Francis Pesamino, Zeinab Tabar and Daniel Tautua. In the Samoan language, Uliuli ma le Pa’epa’e translates to ‘Black and White’ in reference to the graphic nature and quality of line in the diverse drawing practices of the three artists. Read More

  • Providence

    24 & 25 February. Aotea Centre, The Edge, Auckland.
    Louise Tu’u. Providence is the fictional story of a homeless man, L’homme, who returns to his estranged family whom he left many years before. His daughter, Tamsen has different memories of the man in front of her and the one who abandoned her.

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  • Anatomy of Poetry

    23 February. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    South Auckland Poets Collective. Members of the South Auckland Poets Collective will be showcasing their experiences, thoughts and feelings about life through their Pacific brand of spoken-word poetry.
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  • Taualuga: The Last Dance

    Shigeyuki Kihara. Toi Te Papa, Art of the Nation, Wellington.
    New Zealand’s leading performance artist Shigeyuki Kihara has been commissioned by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to stage her iconic performance entitled ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’ which draws on the classical Samoan taualuga. Read More

  • The Anatomy of Paradise

    22 February – 10 March. Artstation, Auckland.
    Curated by Angela Tiatia. Artists include: Darcelle Apelu, Tanu Gago, Ahilapalapa Rands, Nastashia Simeona, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila and Vaimaila Urale. Contemporary representation of the Pacific body is the theme of The Anatomy of Paradise.
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  • Chinese Horoscope Show

    16 February – 10 March. Enjoy Gallery, Wellington.
    Includes Tiffany Singh. Guest curated by Erica van Zon, the twelve contributing artists have been asked to consider and respond to their zodiac sign. The result is an eclectic range of work in various media that is both engaging and playful.
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  • Kermadec – Nine artists explore the South Pacific

    15 February – 2 July. Maritime Museum, Auckland.
    Includes John Pule. Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum is proud to announce the hosting of a spectacular exhibition, Kermadec – Nine artists explore the South Pacific. Kermadec comprises new works by nine acclaimed South Pacific artists.
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  • Typeface

    7 February – 21 March. Digital Art Live-Interactive Space.
    Vaimaila Urale. Vaimaila Urale takes her inspiration from traditional Samoan art forms of Tatau (tattoo) and Tapa (bark cloth) and has created a unique set of digital patterns using basic keyboard characters, motifs and symbols such as > / <. Read More

  • Hauaga (Arrivals)

    17 December – 25 March. Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland.
    John Pule. The exhibition surveys his career from one of its key turning points, in 1991, when he travelled back to Niue and reconnected with its traditional art of hiapo (barkcloth painting). The exhibition is curated by Gregory O’Brien and Aaron Lister.
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  • Unveiled

    17 December – 22 April. Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.
    Including Linda Lepou. Experience the evocative world of weddings through this extraordinary collection of wedding attire from the 19th century to today. See outfits inspired by tradition, practicality, fashion, fantasy – and, of course, love.

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  • TREE HOUSE McCahon Residency Five Years On

    8 December – 12 February. Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes Andy Leleisi’uao. Featuring memento works from the 15 artists who have held the residency. Each work was made for a limited edition during their stay and sold to collectors to support the residency programme.
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  • Op City and Itupapa Itulagi

    6 December – 24 December. Whitespace, Auckland.
    Andy Leleisi’uao and Tiffany Singh. Birthed during Singhs recent Samoan residency the earthenware vessels were formed & fired at the Tiapapata Arts Center, in Apia Samoa. Responding to the familiar mythology; from destruction comes creation.
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  • Miracles

    2 December – 24 December. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Daniel Satele. Miracles is a display of works by Daniel which explore the presence of miraculous elements in everyday life – the way in which positive events occur on the fringes of what we can expect or explain.
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  • Nimamea’a: The fine arts of Tongan embroidery and crochet.

    23 November – 22 December. Objectspace, Auckland.
    Curated by Kolokesa Uafa Mahina-Tuai and Manuesina ‘Ofa-ki-Hautolo Mahina includes Kolokesa Kulikefu, Tu’utanga Hunuhunu Mahina, Manuesina Tonata, Lingisiva ‘Aloua, Noma ‘Ofa-ki-Nu’usila Talakia’atu, Falesiu Siu and Lupe Mahe.Read More

  • Kermadec

    19 November – 5 February. Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga.
    Includes John Pule. An exhibition of new art from artists and inspired by their time in the waters of the Kermadec Trench will go on display at Tauranga Art Gallery. The Kermadec Initiative is a project of the Global Ocean Legacy programme of The Pew Environment Group.
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  • Siamani Samoa

    14 November – 19 February. Pataka Museum, Porirua.
    Michel Tuffery. Siamani Samoa is a four staged international exhibition spanning 2011 –2014. Stage one recently opened with site specific architectural multi media projection artworks with performances by the Royal Samoa Police band around Apia, Samoa.
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  • Le Va: Toi Pasefika | Discussion with Michel Tuffery + John Puhiatau Pule

    6 November. Te Papa, The Marae, Level 4.
    Two local masters come together to discuss Pasefika art in Aotearoa and abroad. Michael Tuffery, is a printmaker, painter, and sculptor of Samoan, Tahitian, and Cook Island descent. Born in Liku, Niue, John Pule is an artist, novelist, and poet.
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  • A Whole in the Heart

    5 November – 22 January. Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings.
    Curated by Kevin Webby. A Whole in the Heart brings together a cross-section of some of New Zealand’s most insightful contemporary furniture design with glass, ceramic, textile, and printmaking artfoms.

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  • E Ono Tama’i Pato – Six Lil Ducks

    1 November – 3 November. Various locations in Auckland.
    By Maureen Fepulea’i. Directed by Margaret-Mary Hollins and featuring Stephanie Tauevihi, Olivia Muliaumaseali’I, Suivai Autagalia, Louise Tu’u, Tanya Muagututi’a and Mary Lose Pahi. – Brown Ink Playreading Tour.

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  • Niki Hastings McFall and Lonnie Hutchinson

    29 October – 8 December. RH Gallery at Woollaston Estates, Nelson.
    Niki Hastings McFall and Lonnie Hutchinson. Works draw on traditional art practices in a combined exhibition at the RH Gallery at Woollaston Estates. Both artists extend traditional boundaries into new mediums, infusing them with contemporary narratives.
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  • Impressive 2

    19 October-13 November. Nathan Homestead, Auckland.
    Includes Fatu Feu’u, Dagmar Dyck, Cerisse Palalagi and Daniel Waswas. A special feature of this year’s Impressive 2 are selected items from Auckland Museum’s Pacific Collection on view to the public for the first time during the SouthSide Arts Festival.
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  • Double Rainbow

    15 October – 19 November. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Includes Tiffany Singh. Double Rainbow is a sensory spectacle combining two exhibitions. Tiffany Singh’s installation, subtitled Preserve, aims to elicit community exchange. The work will begin as an installation comprised of colour, rice, spices and wax works.

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  • Kia Ora Koutou, Kia Ora Koutou, Kia Ora Koutou

    5 October – 22 October. Artstation, Auckland.
    Includes Jean Clarkson and Michel Tuffery. These works can be taken as soon as they are sold, meaning visitors can take a piece of the exhibition away with them. In the tradition of cash and carry and souvenirs shops, these prints will be priced to sell.
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  • Niu Warrior

    24 September – 4 December. Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
    Includes 50 various Pacific and NZ artists. The Niu Warrior program is composed of exhibitions, performances, workshops and special events created by a selection of artists from the Pacific Rim.
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  • Foreign Objects

    8 September – 1 October. Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
    Angela Tiatia. Through searches using words like “Polynesia”, that are used to describe a region and complex interwoven communities of people, the material sourced paints an intriguing picture of the economics, power and politics of representation.Read More

  • Fatuemaka Mei Falekafa

    7 September – 22 October. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi. Filipe’s work transforms the past into a modern representation of identity and experience. By using the patterns established by lalava, he expresses a Polynesian heritage with metaphors that speak to the entire community.
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  • Neo-colonial Extracts

    27 August – 6 November. Te Tuhi, Auckland.
    Angela Tiatia. Auckland-based artist Angela Tiatia considers the effect of foreign investment on a developing country by documenting the failed Sheraton Resort in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
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  • Po Uliuli Poutasi

    16 August – 3 September. Warwick Henderson Gallery, Auckland.
    Fatu Feu’u. A stunning new selection of work by this major south Pacific artist.
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  • Oceania

    6 August – 6 November. Te Papa and the City Gallery, Wellington.
    Includes work by Sofia Tekela-Smith, Niki Hastings-McFall, Shigeyuki Kihara, Greg Semu, John Pule, Edith Amituanai, Ani O’Neill, Chris Charteris. Oceania brings together iconic works by Māori, Pacific and Pākehā artists from alongside textiles and carvings from earlier times.
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  • this is not a vitrine, this is an ocean

    5 August – 30 September. Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton. Curated by Leafa Wilson. Borrowing from a text penned by Jim Vivieaere (1947 – 2011) and with respect to Jim’s subtle word / image play, I am ‘channelling’ Vivieaere-esque sensibilities in both word and action.
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  • The Sole Project

    27 July – 13 August. Artstation Toi Tu Gallery, Ponsonby.
    Ase Vakatawa, Bobby Ioramo, Nathan Suniula. Grown from the kaupapa of the 52nd Street Project in New York City, The Sole Project is part of the larger Nga Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative 2011 programme.

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  • Finding Neitherland

    22 July – 12 August. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.
    Curated by Graham Fletcher, this exhibition showcases the talent of Pacific artists from five Auckland tertiary institutions. Finding Neitherland responds to the idea of lost utopias by presenting new possibilities, disrupting of the post-colonial superstructure.

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  • Nuanua- Arc en Ciel

    21st July – 21st August. The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery, Samoa.
    Group show includes Fatu Feu’u, Isabelle Staron-Tutugoro. Once again The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery is having an amazing exhibtion of three well known Pacific artists. Fatu Feu’u born in Samoa, has lived and built his art career in New Zealand and is one of the leading Pacific artists in the region.

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  • Crystal City

    16 July – 2 October. The Dowse, Lower Hutt.
    Includes Tiffany Singh. Crystal City brings together the work of Asian artists alongside New Zealand artists of Asian descent. The works range from photography and video to installation and performance, showcasing recent developments in contemporary art.
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  • Dust to Dust

    12 July – 16 September. Pah Homestead, Auckland.
    Ane Tonga. Each photograph is constructed by merging multiple views of the land to create a singular landscape. Dust to Dust embodies the process of palimpsest, to suggest a layering of history, experience and meaning.
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  • Rapid Change

    9 July – 4 September. Te Tuhi, Auckland.
    Including Elisapeta Heta. By looking at significant changes in cities around the world Rapid Change considers Auckland’s past and future urban landscape within a global context.
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  • Lounge Room Tribalism

    2 July – 31 July. Deane Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington.
    Graham Fletcher. Lounge Room Tribalism asks what is the purpose of indigenous material culture if it is taken away from the people? How do such objects operate outside of their customary cultural context, and if these taonga simply exist as aesthetic objects does that add or detract from their inherent cultural value?
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  • Another Universe

    23 June – 7 August. Calder & Lawson Gallery, Hamilton.
    Features site specific work by Niki Hastings McFall. Another Universe is an exhibition that offers a snap shot of nature in the 21st century, an age of technological advancement and environmental self-consciousness.
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  • Presence: New Acquisitions and Works from the Collection

    18 June – 28 August. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
    Including Shigeyuki Kihara. Since the mid-1960s the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery has been building a strong permanent collection of work from Aotearoa New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
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  • Double Vision

    7 June – 3 july. Abundance Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Cordelle Feau. John takes a documentry approach and has been recording Te Atatu penninsula for many years. Cordelle’s work has a more photojournalistic feel, with an interest in different cultures and portraying emotion.
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  • Lonnie Hutchinson: In My Own Time

    4 June – 24 July. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Investigating her dual cultural heritage, Hutchinson slips easily between her Māori and Samoan identities – equally comfortable and fluent in both. Part of Matariki Festival 2011.
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  • In My Own Time

    4 June – 24 July. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Lonnie Hutchinson. Investigating her dual cultural heritage, Hutchinson slips easily between her Māori and Samoan identities – equally comfortable and fluent in both.

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  • Home/School

    1 June – 25 June. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland.
    Edith Amituanai. In Home/School she follows children and teenagers crossing the undefined space between home and school in her West Auckland neighbourhood.
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  • Home/School

    1 June – 25 June. Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland.
    Edith Amituanai. In Home/School she follows children and teenagers crossing the undefined space between home and school in her West Auckland neighbourhood.
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  • The World of Erodipolis

    28 May – 22 June. Milford Galleries, Dunedin.
    Andy Leleisi’uao. His works are masterfully choreographed, epic in scale and have a calligraphic quality that unites the primitive power of hieroglyphs with the ambiguous character and social narrative of contemporary cartoon.

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  • Kingdom of Lote

    17 May – 21 May. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Suli Moa presented by the Kila Kokonut Krew. There was much anticipation as the eager audience were about to witness New Zealand’s first ever full length Tongan play to be performed by a full Tongan cast with both English and Tongan dialogue.

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  • Vaka

    21 May. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    D.A.N.C.E Art Club in collaboration with H.E.P.T, created a symbolic journey by boat through the township of Papakura. A contemporary make shift vaka/waka was constructed specifically for this performance event.
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  • The Ancient Mariners

    14 May – 11 June. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland.
    Sheyne Tuffery. My new work is an artist’s depiction of Island life when the Polynesians were searching of new lands to start new cultures 2000 years before the first missionaries began to even think about coming down here.
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  • Dancer of the Year 2011

    9 May – 19 June. Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.
    Ani O’Neill. What does it take to become the Cook Islands’ Dancer of the Year? Firstly, you need a really good sense of rhythm (it helps if your Mama or Papa bounced you on their knee in time to the drums when you were a baby).
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  • New Romantics

    7 May – 19 June. Calder & Lawson Gallery, Hamilton.
    Includes Graham Fletcher and Niki Hastings-McFall. Each offers their own very individual take on the exhibitions themes of danger, mystery & desire.
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  • South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit

    4 May – 4 June. Various Locations in South Auckland.
    A massive programme of Pacific art events including heritage arts, poetry, music, theatre and visual arts is planned for the 2011 Pacific Arts Summit, a series of events based around Fresh Gallery Otara’s anniversary.
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  • The Lost World

    29 April – 8 May. Uxbridge Create Centre, Auckland.
    Sheyne Tuffery. Tuffery’s exhibition The Lost World explores what New Zealand’s first wave of Polynesian seafarers initially encountered in this garden of earthly delights with its enormous wingless birds and unique reptiles.
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  • Hauaga (arrivals)

    26 March – 17 July. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin.
    John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) is the first monographic exhibition of Pule’s art shown in a public gallery and promises to be a landmark survey of work by a contemporary Pacific artist.
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  • E:SCAPE Sculpture in the Landscape

    19 March – 6 June. Waitakaruru Sculptre Park, Waikato.
    Includes John Ioane. An opportunity to experiment with notions of scale, context and materials beyond the conventional limitations of a gallery environment and allows visitors a contemplative and engaging setting for viewing art.
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  • Stealing the Senses

    12 March – 6 June. Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.
    Includes a participatory olfactory installation by Tiffany Singh. Working individually and collaboratively in recent projects, artists harness diverse materials to activate human sensory perception and create unique heterotopias of experience.
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  • Make/Shift

    9 September – 24 September. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.
    Curated by Nina Tonga, this large scale multimedia exhibition displays the strength of emerging Pacific artists from the five Auckland tertiary institutions. Make/Shift presents a number of trajectories that acknowledges the rhizomatic nature of contemporary Pacific experience.Read More

  • Don’t Pacify Me

    25 June – 10 July. St Paul St Gallery, Auckland.
    Curated by Charmaine ‘Ilaiu. Incorporating painting, photography, moving image, sculpture, design and installation, ‘Don’t Pacify Me’ presents a wider palette than what is currently understood thematically and to some extent, aesthetically, as Pacific art.
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