Tagi Qolouvaki

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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


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

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

In the beginning, there was VASU…

VASU: Pacific Women of Power was the first exhibition of contemporary female artists to take place at Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. Most of the artists in DIASPORADIC679 were part of this pioneering project in 2008. Margaret Aull and Ema Tavola travelled to … 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

A literary treat for your Friday

A beautiful poem by one of the diasporadic679 artists… Untitled/secrets or Confessions By Tagi Qolouvaki I release Relinquish These secrets This one And this one About my mothers About myself I will peel the skin off this secret Spoon out its soft Insides Feed them To you This one I will crack open Like a … Continue reading

diasporadic679 coming soon!

Watch out for diasporadic679 in the upcoming programme for the Southside Arts Festival (14 October – 6 November)! We’re so excited to be part of this excellent programme amongst some EXCELLENT South Auckland art events!