• 15Jun

    Abstraction – Latitude by Longitude | Filani Filina Macassey

    Filani Filina Macassey

    Abstraction – Latitude by Longitude
    15 June – 13 July 2017

    Geoff Wilson Gallery







    Exhibition Details


    A specific connection with land is the theme of an exhibition of new work by Northland artist Filani Filina Macassey.



    Filani has used materials sourced from the earth – paper mulberry fibre from Fiji, natural mud pigments from Northland and Fiji, charcoal, traditional dye and printing inks. The natural elements are sourced from regions with which she feels a connection to.



    Fijian-born Filani is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, she has been involved in many community art initiatives and has exhibited in New Zealand, Fiji and Europe. Her work is inspired by the duality of having been born in Fiji and living most of her life from the age of six and a half in New Zealand. “I suppose it is a way of creating an individualistic identity” she says. Filani recently completed an internship at the Geoff Wilson Gallery, North Tec, and is the Coordinator of the newly opened OWL Community Hub in Wellsford. After having travelled to South America and Cuba, Filani moved to Kaiwaka during October 2015 and is currently setting up an artist studio.


    Geoff Wilson Gallery
    15 Jun – 13 Jul 2017
    Opening: Thursday 15 June from 4.00-6.00pm;

    Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm Wednesday and 10am – 4pm Thursday & Friday
    Geoff Wilson Gallery (H Block),  Gate 3, NorthTec Raumanga Campus

    Phone (09) 470 3805 or email:

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