Native Coconut featuring Margaret Aull, Leilani Kake, Janet Lilo and Cerisse Palalagi, June 18 - July 10, 2010
Curated by: Ema Tavola
June 18 – July 10, 2010
Opening: 6-8pm, Thursday 17 June
Fresh Gallery Otara
To celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year, four artists with both Māori and Pacific Island heritage explore the cultural interface of being both tangata whenua and tauiwi. The artists represent the increasingly visible sector of intercultural New Zealanders, offering insight into the conflict and tension, joys and connectedness of being a “native coconut”.
Margaret Aull is a painter of Fijian, Te Rarawa and Tuwharetoa descent. Leilani Kake is a video installation artist of Cook Island, Nga Puhi and Tainui descent. Janet Lilo is an video installation artist of Samoan, Niuean and Nga Puhi descent. Cerisse Palalagi is an print artist of Niuean, Te Arawa and Ngaiterangi descent.
For more information, please visit the Fresh Gallery Otara website.