EXHIBITION & WORKSHOP: To Uphold Your Name
To Uphold Your Name
18 Aug - 6 Oct, Mangere Arts Centre
Artists Salome Tanuvasa and Quishile Charan have created an exhibition that upholds stories of Pacific female resilience. In this way they empower women, bringing stories to the forefront that are often left out of mainstream history.
This exhibition is also part of a year-long emphasis on art by Māori and Pacific Women, to mark the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Aotearoa.
Accompanying the opening event on the 18th Aug from 10:30 will be a performance by the Samoan Ponsonby methodist youth choir. All are free to come and join in with the singing! Food and drinks will catered by the fantastic Puha & Pakeha
Keep an eye on the exhibition through instagram @upholdyourname - for photographs and videos from the extensive public programme including free youth and family workshops (see below) and even their own radio station!
Follow on the Facebook event here.
Lavalava and T-Shirt Workshop
25th Aug, Mangere Arts Centre
To Uphold Your Name is excited to present our first free workshop open to Pasifika and Maori youth and families to learn how to hand print your own lavalava and t-shirts. Working alongside artists Salome Tanuvasa, Sosefina Andy and Quishile Charan you’ll be using a mixture of woodblocks and lino cuts to create your own unique design. We have 20 places for t-shirts and 30 places for lavalava’s. All materials will be provided for free for registered participants but we encourage you to bring along your own additional fabrics!
This workshop is divided into two sessions:
10:30 - 12:45pm : First workshop
12:45 - 1:15 : Lunch provided
1:15 - 3:30 : Second workshop
To register your interest please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, whether you would like lavalava or T-shirt and your preferred workshop time slot.