Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Arts


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The Māngere Ōtāhuhu Arts Noticeboard and monthly E-Newsletter is a place for creative artists, groups and organisations in the local area to share, seek, promote, and post a "call-out" to the local community.

The E-Newsletter goes out every month and focuses on news and events happening within that month. E-Newsletter submissions are required by the last day of each month to be included in the following months newsletter. Noticeboard submissions can be received at anytime and will be published online within 1-2 days. 

You can submit your notice for either the Noticeboard, or the monthly E-Newsletter or both. We'll also endeavour to share your notice on the Māngere Ōtāhuhu Arts Facebook page if you like. Simply fill in the notice submission form here. Or email renee@mangereotahuhuarts.org.nz with your notice: title, jpeg image and text.  

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Check out our current notices below.

Wantok Exhibition opening and panel discussion at Mangere Arts Centre / 21st April

Dulcie Stewart
Jasmine Togo-Brisby
Luisa Tora
Salote Tawale
Torika Bolatagici with Ayeesha Ash, Emele Ugavule, Lienors Torre, kei Thelma Thomas.
Tufala Meri

WANTOK is an exhibition of Melanesian artists living in Australia and Aotearoa. Artists are invited to present new works discussing de-colonialised views of beauty and mana. Curator Luisa Tora frames this invitation through the lenses of spirituality and symbolism associated with hair in Melanesian cultures. Several cultural observances regarding hair are related to rites of passage. As a traditional status symbol, hair styles and care denotes personal mana and desirability. In this context, WANTOK is a Tok Pisin (Pidgin English) word referencing people with a shared set of Melanesian cultural values. The exhibition is the third project in a year-long exhibition series focusing on women artists of Māori and Pacific descent to mark the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Aotearoa. 

Exhibition Opening 21st April 10:30am - 4:00pm
Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku cnr Bader Drive & Orly Avenue, Mangere.

Following the opening there will be a panel discussion with Luisa Tora and artists facilitated by Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo from 12pm - 1.30pm

The exhibition runs until 26th May. Further details here. 

#125launch #Suffrage125 

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Wontok Exhibition

Mangere Arts Centre

Photo credit: Jasmine Togo-Brisby, 'Post-Plantation, 2017' Lightbox, 1650 x 1240mm

Renee Tanner