Last week, I was able to view ‘Vunilagi Vou’ new art gallery/space in Otahuhu with an amazing wahine toa (strong woman) Ema Tavola, the curator and artist who is of Fijian heritage and has curated many exhibitions in Auckland and also overseas with a lot of insight into the Pasifika art scene.

It was neat to take some of my family members to view the inaugural exhibition of some 13 Pasifika artists with different styles and backgrounds, the materials used and their perspectives.

It was neat to also see the space and future planning for possible group exhibitions in the space and for bringing our communities into the space to share art ideas. For those wanting to view the art gallery, it’s at 4/256 Great South Road, Otahuhu out in South Auckland.

What’s so neat about this new initiative is that it’s very grassroots and within the Pasifika niche community of Otahuhu and having a conversation with Ema further confirmed the information of a space for new, emerging and seasoned artists who would like to exhibit within the space.

If you’re wanting to know more about the artspace and art gallery, check out the website on: http://www.vunilagivou.com