Radio Waatea: Lockdowns unleashed Pacific artist creativity

Works done by Māori and Pasifika artists during lockdown will be on show from tomorrow at Karangahape Road’s Tautai Gallery.

Radio Waatea: Moana Waiwai, Moana Pati
Christopher Ulutupu, Saltbaths, 2021

Curator Nigel Borell says the nine artists were supported during last year’s Covid lockdown with fellowships from Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, and it unleashed a burst or creativity.

Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti includes film, digital image-making, painting, tatau, poetic prose, sonic landscapes and performance.

“I think the lockdowns have given artists creative licence to explore new ideas but also to make. The lockdowns were for some people quite welcomed because for artists who are sometimes quite introverted it was a great platform just to make and create unabated by the world around us,”

Nigel Borell

Listen to the full interview on Radio Waatea here

Moana Waiwai Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till September 25th

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