diasporadic679 // Celebrating Fiji Day in South Auckland

Image by Nicole Lim

6 venues, 7 artists, 9 days

DIASPORADIC679 is a public exhibition of Fiji artists living in diaspora. Timed to acknowledge Fiji Independence Day (10 October) and pay homage to the Fiji telephone prefix, +679, the artists reflect on Fiji Islander identity and diaspora experience from seven diverse positions.

All living in diaspora, the artists are Margaret Aull (NZ), Torika Bolatagici (Australia), Tagi Qolouvaki (USA), Sangeeta Singh (NZ), Dulcie Stewart (Australia), Ema Tavola (NZ) and Luisa Tora (NZ).

Collectively, the selected artists’ practices represent investigations into text and urban landscapes, feminism and sexuality, militarism, power and struggle. In the form of posters, the artists’ works are installed in the windows of six venues in and around Otahuhu Town Centre, South Auckland.

DIASPORADIC679 is part of the 2011 Southside Arts Festival which kicks off this Friday (14 October).

Browse the DIASPORADIC679 blog or pick up an exhibition catalogue at any of the venues to learn more about the artists and Otahuhu’s cultural landscape, from a Fijian perspective!

DIASPORADIC679

17-25 October 2011
Otahuhu, South Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Diasporadic679 blog: http://diasporadic679.wordpress.com
Venues: http://diasporadic679.wordpress.com/venues/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diasporadic679/242715675776045
Southside Arts Festival: http://www.mfa.org.nz/home/

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