Some of the references discussed in a guest lecture about curatorial practice hosted by the Department of Art History, University of Auckland.

South Style
An exhibition pairing South Auckland designers, Ofa Mafi and Allen Vili aka Onesian, with photographs of street style shot at the 2009 ASB Polyfest by Vinesh Kumaran. South Style was curated to recognise Fresh Gallery Otara’s third anniversary in May 2009.

The Polyfest Hair Project
A photographic project developed as part of WWJD, an exhibition curated to recognise Fresh Gallery Otara’s sixth anniversary in May 2012. The Polyfest Hair Project was a follow-up from the South Style exhibition and is part of a trilogy of Polyfest photo essays made in partnership with Vinesh Kumaran.

A video about the exhibition, WWJD made by Tanu Gago:

MyFace
MyFace was Janet Lilo’s second solo exhibition at Fresh Gallery Otara; it was installed by Nicole Lim and Ema Tavola.

small axe 09
A video project developed for the ARTSPACE New Artists Show curated by Emma Bugden in September / October 2009. The video was created in partnership with Janet Lilo and featured artist contributions by Tanu Gago, Leilani Kake, Visesio Siasau & Serene Tay and Angela Tiatia. The full video was over 50 minutes long; this is a trailer:

YOU LOVE MY FRESH
A solo exhibition by Tanu Gago curated for Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in September – December 2010, programmed as part of the Manukau Festival of Arts.

drawing south auckland
An experimental exhibition inviting gallery visitors to contribute to a collective drawing installation at Fresh Gallery Otara in November 2010.

Nga Hau E Wha – The Four Winds
A solo exhibition by Leilani Kake, curated for the Auckland Arts Festival, March – April 2011.

Pacific Arts Summits (2010 – 2012)
A programme of events surrounding Fresh Gallery Otara’s anniversary. Originally called the Manukau Pacific Arts Summit and later on, the South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit. The Curating Pacific Arts Forum was delivered first in 2010 at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple and later at AUT University’s Manukau campus. In the third year, the Forum was replaced with a series of dialogue events called Hump Day Art Talks.

The paper I recently delivered the the Pacific Arts Association International Symposium can be read here.

 

 

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