In 2009, #TeamFresh set up a make-shift photo studio in a 6×3 meter marquee across from the Niuean Stage at the awesome ASB Polyfest. With Southside photographer, Vinesh Kumaran, we wanted to capture the essence of youth street style. Eight of the 50 portraits made on the day were printed life-size and shown in the Fresh Gallery Otara anniversary exhibition, SOUTH STYLE. A limited edition poster was also produced featuring all the participants from the day. Four of the final eight images also went on to be shown in manu toi; artists as messengers curated by Nigel Borell for the opening of Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku in 2010.
THIS YEAR we’re back! Working again with the excellent Vinesh Kumaran, this Polyfest we will be shooting HAIR STYLES!
The photographs will be used in the exhibition WWJD – the Fresh Gallery Otara 6th anniversary exhibition running from 11 May – 23 June. Each participant will feature in a limited edition poster available from the Gallery during the exhibition. The exhibition will also host South Auckland barbershop, New Flava Barbers for two public programme events where audiences can get art hair cuts in the Gallery!
So CHECK US OUT at Polyfest!
#TeamFresh are in the Auckland Council tents across from the Niue Stage on Saturday 17 March - ALL DAY!
Come show us your hair swag!!