WANTOK is an exhibition of Melanesian artists from Australia and Aotearoa exploring hair culture and the spiritual and symbolic meaning of the head and hair in many Pacific cultures. Curated by Luisa Tora.
Artists include: Jasmine Togo-Brisby (South Sea Islander/Aotearoa), Dulcie Stewart (Fiji/Australia), Torika Bolatagici with Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash (Fiji/Australia and Aotearoa/Grenada/Australia), Salote Tawale(Fiji/Australia), Tufala Meri (Reina and Molana Sutton, Solomon Islands/Aotearoa), kei Luisa Keteiyau Tora (Fiji/Aotearoa).
WANTOK provides the opportunity to recover and re-articulate Melanesian knowledges and practice following migration, and allow a decolonialised view of beauty and mana to develop.
11am Saturday, 21 April - 26 May 2018
Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
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