• 18Mar

    Tupou College | Emily Mafile’o

    Emily Mafile’o

    Tupou College

    18 March – 6 May 2017

    Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku





    Tonga’s strength-hold is its heart/  Ko Tonga mo’unga ki he loto

    This exhition is a world premiere of a brand new photography series by Emily Mafile’o, which celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Tupou College Toloa in Tonga. The series takes you on a unique journey back to Toloa to honour a beloved school, with fathers, brothers and husbands. Witness the pride, astonishment, tears, complex family ties, a clash of cultures, sacrifice, and excess.


    Public events:

    White Night exhibition opening: 18 March, 5-9pm

    7- 8 April, 11am – 6pm:  Album Launch Pukepuke ‘o Tonga presents Lomipeau Fika ‘Uluaki ‘o Aotearoa based on the poetry of Queen Sālote Tupou III



    Image Credit: Emily Mafile’o, Marching Boys, 2016

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