FAFSWAG proudly present No Fruit Without Labour – a group exhibition of emerging Pasefika LGBTIQ visual artists from different regions of Auckland.
Featuring the work of Mahia Jermaine Dean, Tanu Gago, Mimita Kiripati, Adrian McBirney, Tony Tia and Luisa Tora.
As an exercise in SWAG, No Fruit Without Labour brings together local artists with their own brand of style, painting a contemporary portrait of todays Pasefika communities.
Centered on the art of ‘story-telling’ artist have conceived a series of narrative works that combine light-hearted and anecdotal humour with poignant social and political commentary. Presenting a personal take on life for the modern FAF.
The result is a diverse collection of staged portrait photography, moving image, graphic design and mixed media installation.
We invite you to join these artists as they share their unique journey and define for themselves the visual landscape of their own lived experience.
When 14 -17 February
Exhibition Launch, Friday 14 February, 6pm-9pm
Artist Floor Talk, Saturday 15 February, 12pm-130pm
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Operating across a multitude of interdisciplinary art forms and genres, FAFSWAG artists work collaboratively to activate public and digital space, speaking to our contexts as Queer Indigenous arts practitioners.
Artist Include: Jermaine Dean, Falencie Filipo, Akashi Fisinaua, Tanu Gago, Tapuaki Helu, Elyssia Wilson Heti, Nahora Ioane, Hōhua Ropate Kurene, Moe Laga-Toleafoa, Ilalio Loau, Sione Monu, Tim Swann, Mānoa Teaiwa, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau, James Waititi.
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