Bledisloe Wharf — Ports of Auckland

Bledisloe Wharf — Ports of Auckland

11 FEB
8 APR
2021

11 FEB
8 APR
2021

Tyson Campbell presents a lyrical and biographic tale. Set to the poetic and political device of rap music, the city boy biography narrates the complexity of navigating citylife as “white-palatable Māori”. Like a series of thoughts noted-to-phone on the bus ride-home, Skylined memoirs the feelings and tones of living in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Tyson Campbell (Te Rarawa/ Ngāti Maniapoto) is an Auckland-based multi-disciplinary artist whose work is engaged with the relationships between the indigenous and the settler-state imaginaries. Campbell’s research focuses on Indigenising ways of knowing through relationality and the agency of Whenua. Tyson is part of the Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab at Monash University and is also Assistant Curator at Artspace Aotearoa.

Photography: Brett Phibbs

Tyson Campbell presents a lyrical and biographic tale. Set to the poetic and political device of rap music, the city boy biography narrates the complexity of navigating citylife as “white-palatable Māori”. Like a series of thoughts noted-to-phone on the bus ride-home, Skylined memoirs the feelings and tones of living in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Tyson Campbell (Te Rarawa/ Ngāti Maniapoto) is an Auckland-based multi-disciplinary artist whose work is engaged with the relationships between the indigenous and the settler-state imaginaries. Campbell’s research focuses on Indigenising ways of knowing through relationality and the agency of Whenua. Tyson is part of the Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab at Monash University and is also Assistant Curator at Artspace Aotearoa.

Photography: Brett Phibbs

Sorawit Songsataya: “Come up for air studies the ecology of the water and its edge. Reducing these large and intricate habitats to patterns and movement, the artist maps processes of coordination in the harbour’s natural life and the port’s industry. Borrowing synchronicity from these two differing rhythms, Come up for air looks at the idea of sustenance through contrasting scales of mass economic systems and day-to-day gathering of food.”

Sorawit Songsataya’s practice explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understandings of subjectivity and ecology. Songsataya often employs moving image and sculpture within installation environments, incorporating both digital and tactile media to engage with world-making in imaginative and tangible ways. Recent exhibitions include Rumours (Mermaid), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2020) and The Interior, Auckland Art Gallery (2019).

Photography: Brett Phibbs

Sorawit Songsataya: “Come up for air studies the ecology of the water and its edge. Reducing these large and intricate habitats to patterns and movement, the artist maps processes of coordination in the harbour’s natural life and the port’s industry. Borrowing synchronicity from these two differing rhythms, Come up for air looks at the idea of sustenance through contrasting scales of mass economic systems and day-to-day gathering of food.”

Sorawit Songsataya’s practice explores the many tangents that connect and redefine our understandings of subjectivity and ecology. Songsataya often employs moving image and sculpture within installation environments, incorporating both digital and tactile media to engage with world-making in imaginative and tangible ways. Recent exhibitions include Rumours (Mermaid), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2020) and The Interior, Auckland Art Gallery (2019).

Photography: Brett Phibbs

Janet Lilo: “Created for a future defined by the current global pandemic, BLM, social and political upheavals, and great loss, ISLOVE refocuses Auckland’s harbour as a place of connection and light.”

Janet Lilo (b.1982, Te Rarawa, Samoa, Niue) lives and works in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland. Her work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe, America and Moana Pacific - with extensive shows throughout New Zealand - from Auckland Art Gallery, Te Papa Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery. www.janetlilo.com.

Photography: Simon Devitt

Janet Lilo: “Created for a future defined by the current global pandemic, BLM, social and political upheavals, and great loss, ISLOVE refocuses Auckland’s harbour as a place of connection and light.”

Janet Lilo (b.1982, Te Rarawa, Samoa, Niue) lives and works in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland. Her work has been exhibited in Asia, Europe, America and Moana Pacific - with extensive shows throughout New Zealand - from Auckland Art Gallery, Te Papa Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery. www.janetlilo.com.

Photography: Simon Devitt

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