Celebrating our Pacific Artists
09 July 2012
Last Saturday 7 July saw the opening of the Pacific arts exhibition – Home AKL, at the Auckland Art Gallery.
Home AKL is the first group exhibition of contemporary artists of Pacific heritage developed by the Gallery.
Unitec artists feature heavily with exhibits from our lecturers Edith Amituanai and Siliga Setoga. Joining them are our own Pacific Alumni - Lonnie Hutchinson, Dr Graham Fletcher, Tanu Gago and Greg Semu.
Entry to the opening was free with gallery visitors enjoying a range of activities from artist talks, poetry, art making, song and performances from 2012 NZ hip hop champions Prestige Dance Crew and Tatau Dance Group.
Home AKL reveals the increasingly significant role Pacific art plays in New Zealand’s identity and cultural landscape, and includes work by artists whose heritage derives from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu.
The exhibition runs until 22 October 2012 so lets’ make an effort and show our support for our wonderful artists.