• 11Sep

    Pirianga Toto

    Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara celebrates of 50 years of Cook Islands’ independence with PIRIANGA TOTO a group exhibition showcasing the work of artists of Cook Islands heritage. The exhibition explores what it means to be connected by blood to the Cook Islands. Whakapapa, relationships, ritual, diaspora and identity are woven together through the mediums of Tivaevae, painting, print, video art and interactive sculptural works.

    The fifteen islands and atolls that make up the Cook Islands are represented through work by emerging and established arts practitioners working in both customary and contemporary creative arts. Artists of diverse backgrounds are brought together to share stories, memories and ideas that personify PIRIANGA TOTO.


    Saturday 10 October, 12pm
    Artist talk with Pirianga Toto artists

    Saturday 17 September, 10am -1pm
    Cook Islands Crafts open workshop
    From pare (head lei) making to food tasting


    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


    11 September – 24 October 2015


    Fresh Gallery Otara, 5/46 Fairmall, Otara Town Centre, Auckland

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