• Vaka

    D.A.N.C.E Art Club presented a one off  public performance in Papakura on Saturday, 21 May as part of the South Pacific Arts Summit. D.A.N.C.E Art Club was invited by Papakura Art Gallery curator Tracey Williams, to respond to the exhibition The Ancient Mariners by Sheyne Tuffery at Papakura Art Gallery.  We were asked to create a performance which complemented Sheyne’s iconographic prints and paintings as part of the South Pacific Arts Summit 2011.


    D.A.N.C.E Art Club in collaboration with South Auckland Artists Collective 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.  The vessel was transported – from Prince Edward Park Estuary to a landing at Papakura Art Gallery.  On arrival at the gallery, there was a boat launch and celebration with live music, food and refreshments


    D.A.N.C.E Art Club


    21 May


    Papakura Art Gallery, Averill St, Auckland.

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