Niu Trans-Pacific Exhibition in Naarm Melbourne to be held at Blak Dot Gallery
On view from November 15 â€“ December 1, 2019, the exhibitionÂ Tautai x Black DotÂ will showcase cutting edge works by nine Oceanic artists, four that currently practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and five Oceanic artists based in Australia.Â
Ahsin AhsinÂ (Cook Islands),
Cora-Allan Wickliffe ft. Kelly LafaikiÂ (Niue, Aotearoa) Alofi, Liku/NgÄpuhi, Tainui,
Gina RopihaÂ (Aotearoa/NgÄti Kahungunu, NgÄti Raukawa),
Israel RandellÂ (Aotearoa, Cook Islands),
Mereani QalovakawasaÂ (Fiji),
Naawie TutugoroÂ (Aotearoa, Kanaky),
Rangituhia HollisÂ (Aotearoa/NgÄti Porou),
Talia SmithÂ (Samoa, Cook Islands).
This is the first time Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust in Auckland has collaborated with a gallery in Australia for a shared exhibition.Â Tautai x Blak DotÂ is co-curated by Rosanna Raymond and Kimba Thompson.Â
The show offers unique contemporary Pacific art and includes hiapo (Niuean tapa cloth), billboard sized murals, digital painting, sculpture, photography and videography.
Blak Dot Gallery and Tautai are working together to achieve their shared aims of illuminating the innovative work of Oceanic artists from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia in the spirit of supporting Pacific arts practice and to reach new international audiences.
In addition to the collaborative show, Tautai will also present theirÂ First FridaysÂ public programme at Blak Dot gallery on Friday 15 November from 6-8PM.
This innovative project welcomes indigenous creatives, aiga/family and friends to share time, space and knowledge together through creative presentations and performances by contemporary Oceanic artists, writers, thinkers, performers and creative entrepreneurs.
All featured artists and both curators are available for media interviews prior to and during the term of the exhibition.
For more information or interviews please contact:
Jayne King atÂ Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts
firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ +64 021 2711169