Friday, September 26, 2008

Pule Fakamotu- Niuean Artists at Artstation

NIUE TOA'S Zora Feilo 08

MAHAKITAGA Cerisse Palalagi 08

In celebration of Niues Constitution Day, Artstation will be exhibiting 'Pule fakamotu' from October 8th-25th 2008. A group exhibition co-curatored by contemporary Niuean artists Cerisse Palalagi and Zora Feilo. 'Pule fakamotu' which means to lead and take charge of your own affairs, brings togeather Auckland based Niuean artists who will explore the theme of Niuean self-governance, with printmaking, painting, photography, multi media and weaving.

Writer/Photographer and co-curator Zora Feilo, who will be exhibiting her photography with poetry from Niue to New Zealand, says, "It is essentially a celebration of Niuean people coming together and honouring our identity”. With participating artists from contemporary mediums like moving image from Janet Lilo along side traditional weaving from Molly Pihigia, 'Pulefakamotu' will be a rich display of past and present voices for this small pacific island community.

Exhibition details:

Pule fakamotu'

Artists include:

Samantha Atasani
Craig Fasi
Nick Kaio
Janet Lilo
Zora Feilo
Troy Jackson
Cerisse Palalagi
Molly Pihigia and the Otahuhu Niuean Weavers
Matafetu Smith
Lange Taufelila
Glenda Vilisoni
Maree Webster

Dates: 8 to 25 October

Opening: 5 to 7pm Tuesday, 7 October

For further information, please contact:
Kathryn Tsui, Artstation gallery coordinator
ph (09) ph 09 376 3221

For media assistance, please contact:
Angelika Doughty, Communications and Marketing
ph (09) 373 6883

Artstation is Auckland City Council’s community visual arts facility is located in the old police barracks at 1 Ponsonby Road, Newton. It is easy to get to by bus, The Link bus stops right outside.

1 Ponsonby Rd, Newton, Auckland
ph: 09 376 3221

Gallery hours:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
9am to 4pm Saturday

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