FAFSWAG | Activate Auckland | Auckland Art Gallery |Auckland PRIDE Festival 2018 | PIKI Films | RESN | NZonAIR
FAFSWAG Arts Collective would like to take this opportunity to convey our gratitude for all the support offered to our artist throughout the 2018 Auckland Pride Festival. There were so many highlights for us it’s hard to pinpoint them all. But after some much appreciated down time we’re able to reflect on a few key moments that were really incredible for us and deserve a special mention. Thank you to everyone that contributed to our events and various projects. Your investment has enabled our communities to have a greater access to the festival, to our artist and to their various creative endeavours.
fafswagvogue.com | The Interactive Documentary
Thanks to the amazing work of PIKI films, RESN and New Zealand on AIR, FAFSWAG launched our official interactive documentary on February the 2nd, going live on the opening eve of the PRIDE Festival. The site has since won a number of awards for it’s innovation and seen a high volume of traffic over the space of the festival. We’re really proud of this work and thankful to all who worked on the project. Special thanks to our producers Carthew Neal and Morgan Waru as well as the talented team at RESN, Gregoire Cortesi, Wade Cowin, James Moir, The production team Darryl Ward, Colleen Brennan, Jasper Powell, Tim Checkly, Dan Kircher, and our amazing cast Darren Taniue, Jaycee Tanuvasa, Akashi Fisi’inaua, Cypris Afakasi, Jermaine Dean, and Pati Solomona Tyrell. A full list of contributors can be viewed here. https://fafswagvogue.com/credits.html
Auckland Art Gallery | FAFSWAG Vogue Ball
It was an honour for the collective to activate the spaces of the Auckland Art Gallery on the 7th of February with the official launch for our interactive documentary and FAFSWAG Vogue Ball. In 2016 we managed to host various Vogue Balls throughout the city but housing one within a civic institution like Auckland Art Gallery is most definitely a career milestone. There were over 350 people in attendance and the venue was at capacity within 10 minutes of opening the doors. This event was a huge success for us. Thank you to all the amazing people that helped to make it all possible.
Thank you to Barbara Holloway and Rose Jackson at Activate Auckland for all your coordination and logistic support. Thank you to the team at Auckland Art Gallery for hosting us, Ron Brownson, Neal Stimler, Johnny Hui, Emily Mafile’o, Iokapeta Magele-Suamasi, and Nigel Borrell. Thank you also to 818 for managing the marketing and promotion of this event.
To artist Sione Monu, thank you for your amazing adornments. Selecta Rei you kow exactly how to sonically hold these spaces and we love working with you. MC Queen Kapussi / Akashi thank you for your skilful shepherding of audiences and hosting our guest for the evening, you are fire on the mic and a Goddess in 6 inch heels!!
Thank you especially to our community of Voguers and walkers who turned out to activate this space with your stories and your talents you are all fabulous and brave and as fangirls we adore what you bring to the floor.
Lastly: Thanks Kate Micaela for these beautiful pictures.