Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery,
A Study of a Samoan Savage responds, in part, to the recent problematic treatment of Polynesian men as powerful but primitive players in rugby culture. Large format photographs and a life-sized projection are displayed alongside rare archives to critique the historical and ongoing fetishising of Samoan men as athletic specimens.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Bepen Bhana’s large-scale diptyches situate Bollywood stars in renowned West Auckland locations. European painting conventions are integrated with filmi graphicwallahs (billboawrd hoarding painters) practices to foreground the pervasive idealisation and commercialissation of landscape and imagery. Named in te reo Māori and Hindi, the diptychs interrogate the issues of ownership, identity, profiteering, and belonging embedded in representations of a place.
Charlotte Museum Trust
Love and Desire, an exhibition of loving works from contemporary artists curated by Miriam Saphira and Therry Weerts.
The only Lesbian Museum in the world opens it’s doors displaying its contents throughout two rooms as well as putting on two special events for the night:
Performance II @ Te Uru
Come and enjoy a taste of foot-tapping, eye-catching, Bollywood themed music and dance with a theatrical twist.