WANTOK is an exhibition of Melanesian artists from Australia and Aotearoa, working with hair culture and the spiritual and symbolic meaning of the head.
Artists include: Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Dulcie Stewart, Luisa Keteiyau Tora , Salote Tawale, Torika Bolatagici with Emele Ugavule and Ayeesha Ash, Tufala Meri: Reina and Molana Sutton.
Wantok, curated by Luisa Tora, is part of Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku’s programming marking the 125th anniversary of suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand in April 2018.
21 April – 26 May 2018
Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
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As a part of the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, a group of Melasian women artists have put together an exhibition showcasing decolonial views of beauty through hair. "We get to tell our own stories which we hardly ever get... We can be beautiful without people telling us how to be beautiful."Posted by Pacific Radio News on Monday, 14 May 2018