Luisa Tora

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DIASPORADIC679 catalogues available now at all the venues!

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 … Continue reading

Installing DIASPORADIC679 in Otahuhu

DIASPORADIC679 was installed at the 6 Otahuhu venues on Saturday 15 October by artists Sangeeta Singh, Dulcie Stewart and Luisa Tora with support from Leilani Kake and Rebecca Hobbs. In some locations, the posters are viewable from the street, in others, they are near the entrance way and require some hunting! At the Food City … Continue reading

Day 1 // diasporadic679 go time!!

Otahuhu-based artists Sangeeta Singh and Luisa Tora were interviewed by Lynn Freeman for the Arts on Sunday on Radio New Zealand this weekend (16 October), listen here: art-20111016-1352-the_southside_arts_festival-048.mp3 Sangeeta and Luisa also feature in the current issue of Express, New Zealand’s GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender) magazine and website, read more here: http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2011/10/a-super-festival-%e2%80%a8for-a-super-city/ Both … Continue reading


DIASPORADIC679 has now officially launched ONLINE! The artist pages now feature all the works in the exhibition! To see the works as posters in the Otahuhu venues, check out the map and get your walk on! We’re so very grateful to our venue hosts, learn a bit more about them here and feel free to … Continue reading

The #TeamD679 Iine-up in Otara today!

We had Dulcie Stewart here from Brisbane today so it was pretty exciting when the posters came fresh off the printer same time! Today the posters have gone up in Otahuhu and the exhibition officially kicks off on Monday 17 October!

Put it on your chest, say it like it is!

They’re here! And they’re HOT!! The limited edition DIASPORADIC679 T-shirt is available to be ordered now from Fresh Gallery Otara. All sizes available. Only NZD40! Fresh Gallery Otara is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm and Saturday from 8am – 2pm. Ph 09 271 6019, email Nicole Lim for enquiries. Read more about … Continue reading


The artwork is in, the posters are being printed, the t-shirts are almost ready and DIASPORADIC679 is almost ready to go! A pretty extraordinary project, DIASPORADIC679 brings together the work of seven Fiji women artists based in Canberra and Brisbane, Australia; Hawai’i; Waikato and South Auckland, Aotearoa. Linked through Twitter, Facebook, email and many, many … Continue reading

Happy Fiji Day!

A very big Happy Fiji Independence Day from the cheeky Auckland-based artists of DIASPORADIC679! Whilst Auckland’s Fiji community has been celebrating in the weekend leading up to official Fiji Day (October 10), we have decided to commence our exhibition a week after Fiji Day, and we’re only 7 sleeps away! We’re also very happy that … Continue reading

Could we be stauncher?

Luisa Tora’s 1998 large-scale painting, “These Boots Were Made For Walking” was the inspiration for designer Nicole Lim in creating the DIASPORADIC679 crest for the exhibition’s publication. Based on the Fiji passport design, the new crest replaces the Fiji Islands Coat of Arms. In an ideal world, the front over of the exhibition publication would … Continue reading

What’s in a name?

The name of this exhibition comes from contributing artist and writer, Luisa Tora. Diasporadic is the title of her hand-made zine, which is published from South Auckland. Read an interview with Luisa Tora on Urban Viti – the excellent arts and culture blog site run by diasporadic679 Brisbane-based artist, Dulcie Stewart. Diasporadic, the zine, was … Continue reading



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