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DIASPORADIC679 is up in six locations in Otahuhu and we’re so grateful to the awesome staff at each venue!

Ana and her daughter, Oasis Drink Bar, Food City Ethnic Food Court

Dulcie Stewart outside Roop ki Rani where her work is just visible in the first floor window.

The lovely Christine Mercer, manager of the Otahuhu Recreation and Youth Centre! We’re so grateful that we were allowed to take the posters beyond the street facing window to the internal spaces too – vinaka vakalevu!

Lovely staff member at Roti’s Corner, Food City Ethnic Food Court.

The skux dudes at Red Rat! Thanks Rocky and crew!!

And Star Hotel, where we will be having a well-deserved beer after the show comes down next week!

Watch this space for more installation photos!

6 venues, 7 artists, 9 days

DIASPORADIC679 is a public exhibition of Fiji artists living in diaspora. Timed to acknowledge Fiji Independence Day and pay homage to the Fiji telephone prefix, +679, the artists reflect on Fiji Islander identity and diaspora experience from seven diverse positions.

All living in diaspora, the artists are Margaret Aull (NZ), Torika Bolatagici (Australia), Tagi Qolouvaki (USA), Sangeeta Singh (NZ), Dulcie Stewart (Australia), Ema Tavola (NZ) and Luisa Tora (NZ).

Collectively, the selected artists’ practices represent investigations into text and urban landscapes, feminism and sexuality, militarism, power and struggle. In the form of posters, the artists’ works are installed in the windows of six venues in and around Otahuhu Town Centre, South Auckland.

Finding the six venues and experiencing the exhibition in its entirety gives audiences a taste of Otahuhu, home of three of the seven artists, the Auckland Fiji Community headquarters and a significant Fiji Islander community.

Browse the blog or pick up an exhibition catalogue at any of the venues to learn more about the artists and Otahuhu's cultural landscape, from a Fijian perspective!

17-25 October 2011
Otahuhu, South Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

DIASPORADIC679 is proudly part of the 2011 Southside Arts Festival, produced by Auckland Council South.

Follow the blue light…

Produced with support from



From 17-25 October, DIASPORADIC679 will be located in the street front windows of the following Otahuhu locations:

Food City Ethnic Food Court
15 Mason Avenue

Otahuhu Recreation + Youth Centre
Fairburn Reserve
30 Mason Avenue

Star Hotel
Cnr Atkinson Avenue + Great South Road

Red Rat
350 Great South Road

Ronnies Shoes
375 Great South Road

Roop ki Rani
Cnr Great South Road + Mason Avenue