Louisa Afoa, Cordelle Feau, Anita Jacobsen, Alana Lopesi, Pilimi Manu, Chris Ryan, Talia Smith, Salome Tanuvasa, Aaron Unasa, Cora-Allan Wickliffe
This must be the place showcases the work of ten tertiary art students of Pacific heritage, who confidently journey the challenging physical and conceptual landscapes of post-colonial New Zealand. Exploring the reconstruction of place and culture through colonisation and migration their works reveal the politics and subjectivities of being a Pacific Islander in Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Curated by Jeremy Leatinu’u, This must be the place is the fifth annual Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust exhibition at St Paul St Gallery. The annual Tautai Trust exhibition supports contemporary Pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual arts and the development of artists of Pacific heritage.