PIMPI is driven by South Auckland-based writer, curator and advocate, Ema Tavola

Working from a foundation of love and loyalty for Oceania and South Auckland, PIMPI is a platform to advocate, discuss and foreground Pacific art and artists, identity and creativity within the Pacific diaspora. Drawing on more than ten years experience of arts administration, exhibition planning and implementation, gallery management, community engagement and arts leadership, Ema works predominantly in the areas of:

  • Project management
  • Creative leadership + ideas
  • Artistic advocacy + representation
  • Advisory services
  • Video production
  • Public speaking, guest lectures and teaching
  • Writing – articles, reviews, literary contributions

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Read more about Ema Tavola here

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#RealTalk: Safe Space / Best Practice

DIALOGUE

May 9, 2017
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Emily Mafile’o: “It’s the celebration of what it is to be a Tongan in 2017”

Interview

February 13, 2017
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When stars align

WRITING

October 19, 2015
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#FlashbackFriday Art Takeaway and a decade of arts advocacy in #SouthAuckland

PUBLICATION

July 3, 2015
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#OceaniaInterrupted x World Press Freedom Day

EVENTS

April 27, 2014
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Action and Accountability; Community Arts in #SouthAuckland

COMMUNITY

March 24, 2014
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#Tattoo4Tonga: Pacific Artists fundraising for Ha’apai

EVENTS

February 1, 2014
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#OTARAfest, a Masters degree and a Talk

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

November 7, 2013
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#OTARAfest – a neighbourhood festival in #SouthAuckland #sthside13

EVENTS

September 30, 2013
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Tattooing new languages of meaning and mana

TATTOO

April 30, 2013
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#WINNING at the 2012 CNZ Arts Pasifika Awards

ACHIEVEMENT

November 17, 2012
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SOUTH Issue 2

EDITORIAL

January 10, 2013
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50 Shades of Ema

ONLINE

April 16, 2013
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UoA Guest Lecture Notes, Thursday 22 August

LECTURE NOTES

August 22, 2013
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#2girls1conference Art Auction: Ema Tavola

CLICK FOR DETAILS

July 15, 2013
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#2girls1conference Limited Edition Art T-shirts, proudly made in #SouthAuckland!

COLLECTIVE

June 27, 2013
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#2girls1conference and Fresh Gallery Otara

FUNDRAISING

May 25, 2013
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My position on Auckland as a Pacific City (Metro magazine, August 2012)

WRITING

August 1, 2012
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Concealed Ancestors

CURATORIAL

November 4, 2012
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The Listener (28 July – 3 August, 2012)

MEDIA

July 21, 2012
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#Twerk #SouthAuckland #ExpressYourself

PROJECTS

February 16, 2013

One Response to “About”

  1. Tamati

    Nisam Bula Vinaka… awesome stuff sis!!
    critical thought mixed with a lot alofa will go a long way.

    Reply

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