FAFSWAG EVENTS 2018

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FAFSWAG Pacific Arts Collective Portfolio 2013 – 2017

FAFSWAG is a visual arts incubator for queer indigenous creatives working collaboratively to activate public and digital space and disavow false representations of queer brown identities and bodies through creativity and self- expression. FAFSWAG operates across a multitude of inter disciplinary art forms and genres. We develop site specific cultural experiences and arts engagements that speak to our unique and diverse contexts as LGBT peeps from Oceania.

Artist and members Include: Jermaine Dean, Tanu Gago, Moe Laga, Sione Monu, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Akashi Fisinaua, Manu Vaea, Elyssia Wilson Heti, Nahora Ioane, Falencie Filipo, Tim Swann, Ilalio Loau, Mishak Joku.


2017

 

FAFSWAG Company Residence Programme

NEON BOOTLEG / Basement Theatre
Produced by Tanu Gago on behalf of FAFSWAG Arts Collective Written and devised for the Stage by Moe Laga, Directed by Cat Ruka Featuring solo performance by Moe Laga
NOVEMBER 2017

Cold Islanders / Waikato Museum

Curated by Leafa Wilson
Featuring FAFSWAG artist, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Jermaine Dean, Sione Monu, Tanu Gago AUGUST 2017

FAFSWAG Company Residence Programme

Fa’aafa / Basement Theatre
Produced by Tanu Gago on behalf of FAFSWAG Arts Collective Written and Directed by Pati Solomona Tyrell
Featuring, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Falencie Filipo, Joey Tinai AUGUST 2017

Fa’aafa / Mangere Arts Centre / Pacific Dance Festival

Produced by Sefa Unari for the Pacific Dance Festival Written and Directed by Pati Solomona Tyrell Featuring, Pati Solomona Tyrell
JUNE 2017 http://www.pacificdance.co.nz/festival.php

Making Spaces / The Centre for Contemporary Arts Christchurch (CoCA)

2017

Visual Arts Group Exhibition
Curated by Khye Hitchcock
Featuring FAFSWAG Arts Collective, SaVage Klub, FIKA writers, Mata Aho, Fresh & Fruity, The Social FAFSWAG Artist – Jermaine Dean , Manu Vaea, Sione Monu, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Tanu Gago, Moe Laga, Falencie Filipo, Akashi Fisi’inaua
JUNE 2017
http://www.coca.org.nz/exhibitions/makingspace

PATI SOLOMONA TYRELL: FĀGOGO / St Paul Street Gallery

Solo exhibition of FAFSWAG Artist Pati Solomona Tyrell Co-curated by Tanu Gago & Pati Solomona Tyrell
JUNE 2017 https://stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/all-exhibitions/pati-solomona-tyrell-fgogo

INFLUX / Pātaka Art+Museum.

TAUTAI Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Tertiary Exhibition Curated by Ane Tonga
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist pati Solomona Tyrell http://www.tautai.org/exhi/influx/

 

FAFSWAG / VICELAND Launch Party

MCA Art Bar / Museum of Contemporary Arts Australia

MCA Art Bar Activations
Curated by Benji Rah
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Jermaine Dean and guest performer Jaycee Tanuvasa MAY 2017
https://www.mca.com.au/series/artbar/

PŌULIULI (FĀ‘ALIGA) | YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival

Witch Bitch Presents Statuesque Anarchy
Curated by Léuli Mazyar Lunaʻi Eshraghi
Featuring FAFSWAG artist WITCH BITCH –Manu Vaea, Sione Monu, Pati Solomona Tyrell. MAY 2017
http://yirramboi.net.au/events/pouliuli/

DISRUPTION Vogue Ball / White Night Auckland Arts Festival

Arspace NZ & FAFSWAG Arts Collective
Curated by Tanu Gago and FAFSWAG Arts Collective for Auckland Arts Festival White Night APRIL 2017
http://www.artspace.org.nz/exhibitions/2017/fafswag.asp

Artspace NZ / FAFSWAG artist in residence

FAFSWAG receives ARTSPACE NZ Studio Residency from MARCH – JUNE 2017

TEDxManukauInstituteOfTechnology

Theme: The Changing Face of Manukau Presenter – FAFSWAG Artist Moe Laga MARCH 2017 https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/19511

WITCH BITCH presents Statuesque Anarchy / Enjoy Public Art Gallery

Witch Bitch Presents Statuesque Anarchy
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Curated by Tanu Gago, Featuring WITCH BITCH (Manu Vaea, Sione Monu, Pati Solomona Tyrell) Presented as part of the Wellington PRIDE Festival 2017 http://enjoy.org.nz/witchbitch-presents-statuesque-anarchy

WITCH BITCH: Artist Panel Discussion | Enjoy Gallery

http://enjoy.org.nz/events/witch-bitch-artist-panel-discussion

WITCH BITCH: Performance Showcase | Enjoy Gallery

http://enjoy.org.nz/events/witch-bitch-performance-showcase

WITCH BITCH: Public Activation | CoCA Massey University

https://creative.massey.ac.nz/about/events/events-calendar/2017/march/witch-bitch-performance/

FAFSWAG Arts Collective Public Arts Forum | CoCa Massey University

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MAKE SPACE: The Visibility Project / Auckland Pride Festival 2017

FAFSWAG 4 day projection mapping project for public realm, curated by Tanu Gago / FAFSWAG Arts Collective In partnership with Auckland Council, St Paul Street Gallery, Silo Park, Basement Theatre, Artspace NZ, the NZAF, and Love Life Fono Charitable Trust Board,
Featuring, Akashi Fisi’inaua, Jaycee Tanuvasa, Jermaine Dean, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Sione Monu, Moe Laga and STRUT Dance crew, Cypris Afakasi, Gabriel Halatoa, Login Collins and Rey Rey.

February 2017

https://makespaceproject.com/ https://aucklandpridefestival.org.nz/events/make-space-the-visibility-project/

FEMSLICK / Basement Theatre / Auckland PRIDE Festival

Produced by Tanu Gago on behalf of FAFSWAG Arts Collective
Written, devised and directed by Akashi Fisiinaua
Featuring Cypris Afakasi, Falencie Filipo, Akashi Fisiinaua, Gabriel Halatoa, Moe Laga, Jaydess Nand, Jacob Temata and Jaycee Tanuvasa.
FEB 2017
https://aucklandpridefestival.org.nz/events/femslick/

FEMSLICK Vogue Ball / Auckland PRIDE Festival

Produced by FAFSWAG Arts Collective
Presented at Family Bar as part of the Auckland Pride Festival FEB 2017 https://aucklandpridefestival.org.nz/events/femslick-vogue-ball/

QUEER TECH Festival Australia

LGBTQI+ Digital Arts Festival
AITU Vogue Ball, Created by Pati Solomona Tyrell featuring Moe Laga, Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua


2016

 

INFLUX / St Paul Street Gallery

TAUTAI Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Tertiary Exhibition Curated by Ane Tonga
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist pati Solomona Tyrell / Fa’aafa 2015 http://www.tautai.org/influx-of-political-agency/

OFFSTAGE 7

TAUTAI Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Exhibition Curated by Louisa Afoa
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist Jermaine Dean Jermaine 2016 http://www.tautai.org/offstage-returns-to-artspace/

Beauty is in the streets / Object Space

Group Exhibition featuring FAFSWAG Artist Sione Monu
Curated by Elle Loui August http://www.objectspace.org.nz/Exhibitions/Detail/Beauty+is+in+the+Street

BODY VOGUE BALL

Family Bar | Community Vogue Ball

https://fafswag.com/2016/08/21/b-o-d-y/

MATARIKI KI TUA / SaVAge Klub ActiVaTion

Curated by Rosanna Raymond
Basement Theatre / Studio
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist Jermaine Dean http://www.tautai.org/detailsnews/the-savage-klub-presents-matariki-ki-tua/

FAFSWAG & AUNTY OLGA STUDIO

Performance showcase from FAFSWAG Arts Collective in partnership with WAQUY Curated by Leafa Wilson
Featuring FAFSWAG artist, Moe Laga, WITCH BITCH, Nahora Ioane, Jermaine Dean. https://fafswag.com/2016/05/18/thank-you-to-aunty-olga/

10 X 10 FRESH Gallery Otara 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Curated by Annie Bradley
Fresh Gallery Otara
Festuring FAFSWAG arts Collective http://www.tautai.org/10-x-10-fresh-gallery-otara-10th-birthday/

WITCH BITCH presents Aitu Activation

The Pacific Arts Association International Symposium Curated by Rosanna Raymond
Toi Tu / Studio One Ponsonby https://fafswag.com/2016/06/21/witch-bitch/

NAVIGATE / Toi Tu Studio One

Curated by Leafa Wilson
Featuring FAFSWAG Artist Tanu Gago http://www.tautai.org/exhi/tautai-navigate/

 

G.G. Talk That Talk / FRESH Gallery Otara

Produced by FAFSWAG Arts Collective for the Auckland PRIDE Festival
Curated by Tanu Gago
Mahia Jermaine Dean, Sione Monu, Jonathan Selu, Sam Ioane Samau, Darren Tainue, Pati Solomona Tyrell http://www.tautai.org/g-g-talk-that-talk-fresh-gallery-otara/

Fa’afa & The Sound of The Ocean / James Wallace Art Trust Pah Home Stead

Produced by FAFSWAG Arts Collective for the Auckland PRIDE Festival Co-curated by Tanu Gago & Pati Solomona Tyrell
Featuring Tanu Gago & Pati Solomona Tyrell http://pantograph-punch.com/post/Fomenting-and-Formation

2015


2014

 


2013

SPEAKING APPOINTMENTS

  •   Creative New Zealand Nui te Kōrero: Talking About Diversity
  •   Pimpi presents #RealTalk: Safe Space public panel discussion in partnership with Artspace NZ
  •   Ministry of Business Inovation & Employment, Pacific Island Business Trust Creative New Zealand:

    Pasifika and Tech | Building Creative Futures

  •   Inspiring Communities | Activate Auckland Fresh Gallery Otara
  •   FAFSWAG Arts Collective Public Arts Forum | CoCa Massey University

    2016

  •   How Not to be an Asshole Podcast
  •   World indigenous suicide prevention conference
  •   Healing our spirits worldwide conference
  •   Pacific Arts Association Conference
  •   ILGA World Conference
  •   Tanu Gago and Pati Solomona Tyrell in conversation with Pacific Curator Ema Tavola

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2015

  •   Léuli Eshraghi’s exhibition ‘O la ‘aitu laitiiti (We have always been here) Public Programme
  •   NXT:15 LGBTIQ Young Leaders conference

REVIEWS

Disruption Vogue Ball / METRO
Art of disruption: Fafswag’s alternative look at the Pacific body
By Anthony Byrt / 26 April, 2017 http://www.noted.co.nz/culture/arts/art-of-disruption-fafswags-alternative-look-at-the-pacific-body/
Witch Bitch presents Statuesque Anarchy:
Eyes closed, eyelids painted black
Dilohana Lekamge http://enjoy.org.nz/publishing/exhibition-essays/witch-bitch-presents-statuesque-anarchy/eyes-closed-eyelids- painted-black
Witch Bitch presents Statuesque Anarchy:
The Culture of Shame: Talanoaga ma Witch Bitch, FAFSWAG
By Salote Cama and Laura Toailoa http://salient.org.nz/2017/03/the-culture-of-shame-talanoaga-ma-witch-bitch-fafswag/
Pantograph Punch: Welcome to Our House / Femslick Review http://pantograph-punch.com/post/review-femslick
Theatre Review: Sensitive and Empowered LGBT Pacific Stories https://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=9896
GayNZ.com: Femslick Review
http://www.gaynz.com/articles/publish/22/article_19242.php
Fomenting and Formation: How Tanu Gago Took Over The Pah Homestead | Lana Lopesi http://pantograph-punch.com/post/Fomenting-and-Formation
Contrasts of past and future | Jay Bennie
http://www.gaynz.com/articles/publish/21/printer_17822.php
Poly Typical at Fresh Gallery Otara | Lana Lopesi https://hashtag500words.com/2014/12/11/poly-typical-at-fresh-gallery-otara/
Poly Typical at Fresh Gallery Otara | Sarah Murphy https://hashtag500words.com/2014/12/16/poly-typical-at-fresh-gallery-otara-2/

MEDIA

https://video.vice.com/en_nz/video/fafswag-aucklands-underground-vogue- scene/58fd57ce4481229552ceeb48?ref=vice https://www.pikifilms.com/updates/2016/12/17/piki-teams-up-with-fafswag-resn http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201833730/tanu-gago-decolonisation-and-queer- activism http://www.noted.co.nz/culture/arts/auckland-creative-collective-fafswag-goes-global-in-this-must-see-doco/ https://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/vogueing-for-survival-inside-new-zealands-radical-pacific-queer-community https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/fafswag-is-the-auckland-collective-celebrating-queer-pacific-islander-culture http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/arts/70898666/fafswag-the-artists-telling-queer-pacific-stories http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/spiritualoutlook/audio/20159962/spiritual-outlook-for-21- december-2014-gays-in-leis