• Ebbing Tagaloa

    Ebbing Tagaloa features a series of Tagaloa (Polynesian god of the ocean) 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 the exhibition. The installation speaks to issues faced by low lying cities across Oceania, including Wellington. Linking us to our Pacific neighbours, Ebbing Tagaloa richly layers the implications of our warming planet with the impacts of cultural change. Ebbing Tagaloa presents a fragrant and continually evolving space for reflection.


    Image credit: Tolu Tagaloa, Ebbing Tagaloa, Paula Schaafhausen, 2013


    Paula Schaafhausen


    1 October – 25 October


    Enjoy Gallery, 147 Cuba Street, Wellington

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