• Tau Tupua: The Spirits

    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; filmmaker Robert George and artist Toa Taihia and writer, producer and director Vela Manusaute. Robert George’s film installation provides glimpses of passed down stories of the era, while Toa Taihia’s work’s in “Tau Tupua: The Spirits” represents the realities the Niuean soldiers faced with a series of marked spades. The third element of the project is a publication of poetry, and an excerpt from a new play, by Vela Manusaute. This project is supported by Auckland Council and Creative New Zealand.


    Robert George, Vela Manusaute and Toa Tahi Taihia


    25 July – 23 August


     Fresh Gallery Otara, 5/46 Fairmall, Auckland

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