Curated by Ema Tavola
Celebrating Fresh Gallery Otara’s 6th anniversary, WWJD is a special group exhibition with firm roots in South Auckland. As an attempt to showcase a range of real-world creative outputs, WWJD positions gallery-based fine arts alongside self-publishing, participation projects and some of the meanest hair styles found at the ASB Polyfest!
Whilst, WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) became a popular phrase amongst Evangelical Christian youth in the 1990s, the exhibition honours the work of the late Cook Islands curator, Jim Vivieaere (1947-2011). Reflecting on his influence on her own curatorial practice, Ema Tavola pays homage to Vivieaere’s efforts in championing the infinite possibilities of Contemporary Pacific Art.
WWJD (What Would Jim Do) is an exhibition that represents Fresh Gallery Otara’s role in showcasing new Pacific art that challenges, engages and reflects the unique socio-political context of Otara, South Auckland and Oceania.
11 May – 23 June
Fresh Gallery Otara
Otara Town Centre
Opening Reception: 6-8pm, Thursday 10 May
Art Hair Cuts by New Flava Barbers: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 19 + 26 May
Curatorial Floor Talk: 12pm – 2pm, Saturday 26 May
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm