///Aotearoa Printmaker::Visual artist

Friday, March 14, 2008

ASB Polyfest 2008

Kahurangi ki Maungawhau A.G.G.S
(My younger sister Ngaronoa is #5 in the line)

12-15th March
This annual event is the largest Maori & Pacific Islands' cultural festival in the world.
For $3, it was the best day out in ages. My dad, sister Waiora & son Rangiteaorere attended the festival to watch My younger sister Ngaronoa perform in the Kahurangi ki Maungawhau kapa haka group from Auckland Girls Grammar School. They totally nailed their performance today, we were really proud to see her sing & perform.
It was great seeing all the other stages too, Niue, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands & the Diversity stage.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Flat White Black Pearl

Title: 'Alofax3' Medium: Ink & Acrylic on paper By Cerisse Palalagi 2008

Nina Tonga viewing Artworks in the Flat White Black exhibition

Flat White, Black Pearl is being shown in Auckland as part of the month-long Celebrate Pasifika festival. Atypical of your usual expectation of Pacific culture in the visual arts, it will only feature works that are in black and white.

With almost 50 artists participating in the show, there are bound to be a few surprises about how the artists have chosen to express their ‘colour’ and cultural identity when confined to neutral tones.

Jim Vivieaere has curated the exhibition along with Leanne Clayton, herself an emerging artist and first-time curator.

While the curators concentrate on creating the physical and intellectual experience of the exhibition, the artists determine their own views on issues of race and identity as Pacific artists.

The exhibition invites people to take another look at the contrast of white and black, the personal expression of identity and wider issues of race and ethnicity.

Some Artists in the show include:
Cerisse Palalagi
Tuafale Tanoa'i /aka: Linda T
Ema Tavola
David Siliga Setoga
Metuanooroa Tapuni
Terry Klavenes
Niaval Ngaro

Lil'Mamas Art Klub at 'Come together'

This 'Tipare' styled braid was made by the Lil'Mama's Art Klub:
Maila Urale
Samantha Atasani
Ahi Rands
MeleMafile'o Uhamaka
Paula Schaafhausen

Cerisse Palalagi-New works contd.....

untitled3, ink on paper, 2008
untitled4, ink on paper, 2008
These works are part of an ongoing series of drawings towards My first year in the Masters of Art & Design program.
" These new works explore the notion of iconography in the context of contemporary Maori & Pacific Island Art in Aotearoa,through the mediums of printmaking & drawings with inks & paint."Cerisse Palalagi

Cerisse Palalagi-'New works'

untitled1, ink on paper, 2008
untitled2, ink on paper, 2008

Come together @ Artstation

Monday, March 10, 2008

Te Puawaitanga Art Auction

Newton Central Primary school Art auction,
March 16th 2008

Cerisse Palalagi
Natalie Couch
Matene Sisnet
Hera Johns
Ani Oneil
Bethany Edmunds
Steven Ball
Filipe Tohi
Greg Riwai
Tracey Black
Shigeyuki Kihara
Robyn Kahukiwa
Dominique Baker
& more...

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