Title: Unsettled Earth Pylon City
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Pylon gazing in Otara, after the rain.
Ema Tavola is a South Auckland-based visual artist, writer and curator of Fijian / New Zealand Pākehā ancestry. Having established her art practice at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji), Tavola went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Auckland. She has exhibited in group shows in Auckland, Suva and Hawai’i and presented her first solo exhibition, BLOOD + BONE at the House of Taonga showroom in Auckland in 2009. In a curatorial capacity, Tavola has delivered numerous exhibitions at Fresh Gallery Otara, in addition to collaborative projects and exhibitions for ARTSPACE, Auckland Art Gallery, Mangere Arts Centre, Papakura Art Gallery and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts.