Wednesday, July 27, 2011

[pima.nius] Celebrating the Solomon Islands

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Welcome to our Solomon's Special midwinter newsletter.

We're sure you will want to join us in congratulating Ellie Fa'amauri- Firisua. Two of her pieces have been accepted for the NZ Art Show TSB Bank Arena Wellington July 29-31. Ellie puts a lot of thought into her unique canvases. Her careful and precise technique reflects the precision of the Solomon carvers of artefacts in earlier centuries. Ellie says of her work "The more time I spend learning of the Western art context (the more) my identity has been shifted which directs me to visually translate and examine what underpins my falafala (culture)."

Ellie will be in Wellington on Saturday 30th July, so if you would like the opportunity to meet her and get a deeper understanding of her work, please contact me on 027 285 4350 to make a time.

If you are in Auckland you will also be able to meet Ellie at work in the Cloud during the Pacific Islands Forum in September. The acclaimed Pan Pipers from the Solomons will also feature in the public programme. More details to come in the next newsletter.

Image: Ellie Fa'amauri - Firisua, Art32011, Acrylic on canvas

Learn more

We now have new Solomon Islands Wood block prints in stock. They are on quality paper in a range of sizes by artists invited to Pataka Museum in Porirua last year. The subjects include nguzunguzu, dolphins and other fish.

Ralph Ako is professional carver from Bareho Island, Marovo Lagoon. He was part of Michel Tuffery and Chris Delany's 1996 NZ Aid workshop and then again in Vanuatu at the Artists in Development Programme (UNESCO). He has continued to make fibre paper and carve/print blocks. He has work in international collections and has exhibited in the Solomon's , Noumea, Vanuatu and NZ. Ralph and his brother Randal live in the same area as Aldio Pita (see okai website) and have continued to wood block print since 1996 - as it gives them an alternative medium to record custom designs and motifs especially as wood for sculptural carving is scarce there now . These prints have great appeal to the tourists in the Solomon Islands and are popular with visitors to okai in Auckland.

Image: Artist Ralph Ako

Coming up

August. A weekend afternoon with Fatu Feu'u and his early and new works at okai@Reef. We'll send you the details as soon as we have confirmed with Fatu.

September 6- 9. Okai artists and their work at the Cloud for the 40th Anniversary of the Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland

Directors Bridget Marsh 027 5743 438 Marilyn Kohlhase 027 285 4350
Okai @ Reef gallery
Reef Building
Level 1
69 Beach Road
Auckland New Zealand
PO Box 67 153 Mt Eden Auckland 1349
Email: people@okaioceanikart.com
Website: www.okaioceanikart.com




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