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Fresh Gallery Ōtara - Vasemaca Tavola - To Live + Die in South Auckland - 04/05/2024


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© 2024 Sait Akkirman, including all photographs.

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"...Fresh Gallery Ōtara's founding curator, Vasemaca (FKA Ema) Tavola explores the ways
South Auckland has shaped her life since moving here from Fiji aged 19..."

"... To Live + Die in South Auckland is part solo show, part homage to Fresh Gallery Ōtara
and the people, stories and thinking that formed its foundation"

- reproduced from the Gallery room sheet.

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Lanuola Aniseko - To Live + Die in South Auckland, 2024 - hand written

Lanuola Mereia Aniseko, 2023 - acrylic on canvas, ric-rac trim

Originally constructed by Lissy Cole (2018) adapted by Vasemaca Tavola (2024) -
T-shirt Portrait
- patchwork T-shirts, poly cotton, synthetic wadding, found objects

Echo, 2024 - digital collage, printed on synthetic fleece
Lanuola's Quilt, 2024 - assorted fabrics, sythetic wadding, calico, mother of pearl shell buttons

Grounded, Flux + Faith, 2022 - digital collage, printed on synthetic fleece

Grounded, Flux + Faith, 2022 - digital collage, printed on synthetic fleece (detail)

Grounded, Flux + Faith, 2022 - digital collage, printed on synthetic fleece (detail)

Grounded, Flux + Faith, 2022 - digital collage, printed on synthetic fleece (detail)

Seeing yourself, 2024 - assemblage of mirrors

ŌTARA TV, 2004 - produced by Amy Plant in collabration with the Ōtara Community

Southside Calling, 2024 - textile assemblage, found objects, vinyl decals

Southside Calling, 2024 - textile assemblage, found objects, vinyl decals (detail)

Czarina Wilson in collabration with Vasemaca Tavola - EFESO 274, 2024 -
Monomono pani: synthetic satin, synthetic fill, poplin, cotton

Czarina Wilson in collabration with Vasemaca Tavola - EFESO 274, 2024 -
Monomono pani: synthetic satin, synthetic fill, poplin, cotton (detail)

Natavasara, 2006 - digital photograph, found objects and cord

Curator Tautoko Nigel Borell