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 Oasis/Respite 2.0
Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau and Marc Conaco. 'Offerings To Siya Ug Sila In The Mystic Grove', 2022. Courtesy of the artists.

Oasis/Respite 2.0

Edith Amituanai, Louie Bretaña, Marc Conaco, Falencie Filipo, House of Givenchy, Samora Kake, Sione Monū, Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau, Jaimie Waititi

24 February - 8 April 2023

As part of the Proud Centres programming for the 2023 Auckland Pride Festival, 'Oasis/Respite 2.0' hosts a selection of works by artists, and creatives from the trans community, the wider LGBTQIA+ communities and their friends, families and allies.

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 Someplace Else: A Travel Archive
Louise Stevenson, Someplace Else: A Travel Archive

Someplace Else: A Travel Archive

Louise Stevenson

28 February - 3 April 2022

Part of Auckland Arts Festival 2022, Someplace Else: A Travel Archive speaks to anyone who has ever travelled and negotiated an inescapable pull between two places. Through accumulated travel ephemera and intimate drawings, this long-running project grapples with poignant shifts in time, culture and geo-political landscapes; between a Moana island and an Eastern-European nation.

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 Paneke

Paneke

Tony Brown

20 September - 27 October 2019

“1995 was a major turning point in my life. It was a time where changes needed to be made if I was to move forward in life as I had been stuck in a rut for as long as I could remember. One of the biggest things for me was to set my pride aside as I reached out for help, and today due to the changes made in my life I feel a wholeness and worthiness within. Alongside this, my art practice helps to explore and depict my sense of Māoritanga and how I celebrate the Māori blood running through my veins.” - Tony Brown.

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 Storytelling as koha: consolidating community memories

Storytelling as koha: consolidating community memories

Tuafale Tanoa'i aka Linda T.

1 June - 15 July 2018

Storytelling as koha: consolidating community memories draws from decades of artist Tuafale Tanoa’i’s career as an interdisciplinary artist, community documenter and independent archivist. Tanoa’i’s practice works to provide visibility to communities and people that are often misrepresented in mainstream society. This is done through generating a living archive of recorded interviews, photographs and sound recordings, which are then presented within a performative installation framework. The scope of this archive ranges from the political to personal, pertaining to Pacific, Māori, and LGBTQI communities.

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 Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams (2018), Courtesy of artist

Sweet Dreams

Yukari Kaihori

13 April - 27 May 2018

When Yukari Kaihori’s grandmother passed away in 2016, she left behind a book of handwritten poems featuring tanka and haiku (forms of Japanese short poetry). Surviving through WWII and a tough upbringing, these bittersweet poems explore a deep sense of longing. Beauty and sorrow co-exist in her grandmother’s poems, and Kaihori uses this relationship as a starting point for this project. Sweet Dreams explores the process of dreaming and encourages people to embrace when their dream worlds merge with reality.

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 15 Years on The Estate

15 Years on The Estate

15 December - 11 February 2018

With Anne-Sophie Adelys, Anton Parsons, Andrew Hall, Bernie Harfleet, Chiara Corbelletto, David McCracken, Donna Sarten, Elliot Collins, Evan Woodruffe, Flox, Gabby O'Connor, Giles Smith, Jeff Thomson, Jermaine Reihana, John Edgar, Judy Darragh, Katie Smith, Kathryn Tsui, Kairava Gullatz, Kevin Osmond, Mandy Patmore, Martin Selman, Nate Savill, Pacifica Mamas, Peter Lange, Peata Larkin, Ruth Woodbury, Stephen Woodward and Tony Brown.

In celebration of our 15th year as a creative hub, this group exhibition gathers a sampling of the many artists who have contributed their time and talents to building our whanau. The Estate has become a significant centre for creative learning and engagement, and we look forward to 15 more wonderful years of experiences that strengthen and promote connectedness within our community.

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 Turou - The call from our ancestors, the call to return home
Image: Raymond Sagapolutele

Turou - The call from our ancestors, the call to return home

Mary Ama, Tiana Epati, Annabella Hosking, Teuke Malaga, Soia Tatu

27 October - 10 December 2017

Turou is an exhibition that weaves together stories from the Pacific communities who call the Corban Estate home.

‘Moana Pacific Storytelling’ – a night of storytelling from around the pacific. Storytelling across the pacific is beautiful and unique – each island has its own flavour, each storyteller has their own style. This storytelling night brings it all together for one night. Enjoy a tale from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook islands as part of the Pacifica Mamas ‘Turou’ exhibition.

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 Performance ritual at the New Guam Museum (2016). Photograph by Tameka Vahatau.
Siliga David Setoga, O le moa e soso I le matatuai

Body Surface

Ioane Ioane, Jeremy Leatinu’u and Siliga David Setoga.

8 September - 22 October 2017

In recent years, there has been an increasing presence of the brown male body in contemporary art. This frequency represents an urgent need to talk about the brown male body in relation to social and political ideas, all the while breaking down expectations and projected stereotypes about how a brown male body, and a brown male artist, should be, act, think and appear.

Note: Some content in this show is of an explicit nature. Viewer discretion advised.

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 John Vea, 'Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t' (2017). Detail from a video still. Courtesy of the artist.
John Vea, Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t (2017)

Concrete is as Concrete Doesn’t

John Vea

21 July - 3 September 2017

This new exhibition by John Vea critiques Western society’s preoccupation with putting up artificial barriers between people and the natural world. In this video installation John Vea lays a small number of pavements to create a path across a landscape, painstakingly reusing tiles to demonstrate the repetitive actions undertaken by builders and the low wages they receive for these laborious tasks.

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 Tūrangawaewae–a place to stand

Tūrangawaewae–a place to stand

Rona Ngahuia Osborne and Dan Mace

2 June - 16 July 2017

Through photographic and video portraiture, Tūrangawaewae gives human faces to elemental aspects of the natural world that surrounds and sustains us. These environmental characters communicate pain, anguish, sorrow and hope as they observe our efforts to either destroy or save the place where we stand, our home, our planet, our mother, Papatuanuku.

This exhibition is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2017

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 Annie Mackenzie, 'walking forwards backwards' (2016). Image courtesy of Shaun Matthews.
Annie Mackenzie, 'walking forwards backwards'

Embdedded

Annie Mackenzie, Audrey Boyle, Genevieve Packer, Gina Ferguson, Katie Smith, Nalani Gloor, and Pip Steel

14 April - 28 May 2017

From the time we are born, we are each embedded in cloth. So too are memories that we embed into the clothing and textiles we each interact with throughout our lives. Drawing from the maligned medium of fabric, Embedded honours the role of cloth as the very thing that both covers us up, and presents us to the world.

A survey of contemporary textile art curated by Katie Smith and Maddie Gifford

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