Artists

Vaimaila Urale

ANIVA

ANIVA

19/02/2019 to 10/03/2019

Aniva is a collection of sand on paper works presented as a large scale installation. The exhibition explores the artist's interest in collectivism and plays with notions around collective ownership, inclusive spaces and accessibility to art. The artwork operates as a constellation comprised of multiple visual elements and Samoan symbols, fundamental to Urale’s practice. Utilising a grid format as the framework, Aniva can also be appreciated as smaller individual artworks. There are 50 sand on paper works in total which combine to create the larger entity that is Aniva. Urale asserts a communal frame of reference to the work, continuing her deeply exploratory art practice.

Read more »
Tino Talk

Tino Talk

3/07/2018 to 22/07/2018

For millennia, people of Moana Nui a Kiwa have practiced the artform of tatau (tattoo), communicating their heritage, lineage, history, and narratives with their body markings. Tino Talk, a series of photographic portraits by Vaimaila Urale, documents an exploration of Polynesian symbology through the act of marking the body.

Read more »
Tatala

Tatala

4/07/2017 to 23/07/2017

Tatala (to open) represents Vaimaila Urale’s exploration of painting on canvas with small and large scale works. This new body of work reiterates her commitment to the use of symbols which strongly identifies her practice.

Read more »
Embed

Embed

11/10/2016 to 23/10/2016

Vaimaila’s practice references traditional Polynesian visual language, in juxtaposition with contemporary artistic practice and mark making. She is known for her work as part of the collaborative art collective D.A.N.C.E art club and her involvement with Whau arts festival.

Read more »