#2girls1conference art auction

#2girls1conference Art Auction, a fundraising event to support Leilani Kake and Ema Tavola’s efforts to take Pacific arts from South Auckland to the world!

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Invited to speak at the Pacific Arts Association 11th International Symposium in Vancouver next month, Leilani Kake and Ema Tavola are presenting papers on grassroots curating, new media art making and Pacific audience engagement in South Auckland.

After a successful PledgeMe campaign, Leilani and Ema have drawn on their networks to contribute artworks for this unique and one-off event #2girls1conference Art Auction,  to support their travel and participation at the symposium.

This is an excellent opportunity to invest in works by New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists, all with a strong South Auckland connection.

With reserve on each lot set at $200 the #2girls1conference Art Auction features new and recent works by a diverse group of practicing artists. Works ranging from framed video stills, unframed photographic prints, painting, lithograph and digital prints to Czarina Wilson’s impressive one-off garment, “Maori Minx” made entirely out of a repurposed mink blanket and shown at 2011 Cult Couture Fashion Awards, there will be some very exciting purchases to be made on the night.

Each contributing artist has a relationship with South Auckland through exhibitions and projects, education and advocacy. Their work, all with a significant link to the dynamic South Auckland contemporary arts scene, can be found in public and private collections both nationally and internationally.

Artists include: Margaret Aull, Tanu Gago, Kerrie-Anne Van Heerden, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Martin Langdon, Nicole Lim, Tepora Malo, Richard Orjis, Molly Rangiwai-McHale and Luisa Tora, Czarina Wilson, Ema Tavola, Benjamin Work and more! View the #2girls1conference Art Auction online catalogue here.

Ten limited edition ‘Real Talk’ art prints by Tepora Malo will also be auctioned.


#2girls1conference Art Auction

Te Karanga Gallery, First Floor, 208 Karangahape Road
Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday 25 July 2013
Registrations opens: 5.30pm  Auction begins: 6.30pm

Leilani Kake is a practising video installation artist and educator. Having exhibited broadly throughout New Zealand at venues including Auckland Art Gallery, City Gallery Wellington and Fresh Gallery Otara, Leilani has also featured in exhibitions in Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, France, Taiwan and the United States. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Auckland is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching.

Ema Tavola is a freelance curator, writer and arts administrator. As the former Pacific Arts Coordinator for Manukau City Council (later Auckland Council), Ema was responsible for the management and curatorial leadership of Fresh Gallery Otara from 2006-2012. Having recently completed the delivery of a paper entitled, Pacific Art Histories: An Eccentric View at Manukau Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Creative Arts, Ema is currently focusing on completing a Master of Arts Management degree at AUT University.

Sources: via #2girls1conference  Media Realease and PIMPIKNOWS.com

One thought on “#2girls1conference art auction

  1. 'amelia niumeitolu says:

    Exciting!! All the best with your work and conference Leilani and Ema! Wonderful to hear about the additional artists as well! All our support from Long Beach 🙂

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