Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku presents two solo exhibitions for the 3rd South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit.
parallels is Niuean artist Darcell Apelu’s graduate work from AUT University. Apelu uses her experiences competing in both national and international competitive wood chopping to inform her performance work. Sound, physicality and repetition meet cultural garb and ritual in the artist’s first solo exhibition.
Lounge Room Tribalism is a solo exhibition from the other end of the spectrum. Samoan painter, Graham Fletcher has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Lounge Room Tribalism was developed for the artist’s Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Auckland in 2010; it has been shown in centralAuckland and Wellington and now Mangere!
Fletcher paints the living rooms of affluent Western collectors and their elaborate display of ornaments and furniture. The work juxtaposes indigenous objects and Western interior design foregrounding the complexity of collecting objects from other cultures.
21 April – 3 June
Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Cnr Bader Drive & Orly Avenue
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Weekends, 10am – 4pm
For venue information, contact Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku on +64 9 262 5789 or MangereArtsCentre@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz