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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… *ONLINE* LIFT-OFFFFF!!

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

Where to find DIASPORADIC679…

Exhibition catalogues available at each venue include this map! The six venues for DIASPORADIC679 are within a short walk of each other. If you’ve never been to Otahuhu before, a great day to visit is Thursday morning where a vibrant Tongan market runs opposite the Otahuhu Recreation and Youth Centre, Mason Avenue. Find out more … Continue reading

Fiji-Fly-Grrls!

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

The DIASPORADIC679 sticker!

The DIASPORADIC679 coat of arms logo has been included in the Fresh Gallery Otara limited edition sticker sheet, produced to promote events in the Southside Arts Festival! Fresh Gallery Otara, an Auckland Council exhibitions gallery situated in the Otara Town Centre, South Auckland, is supporting three events in the Festival alongside DIASPORADIC679: MUD – A … Continue reading

Exhibition Catalogue…

The Fiji Passport has been the inspiration for the diasporadic679 exhibition catalogue, a beautiful piece of design work being developed by Nicole Lim. Nicole worked on the exhibition catalogue for FIJI TIMES, a Fiji Day exhibition that took place in central Auckland in 2009. The visual reference to Fiji Times Ltd’s historic masthead was an … Continue reading