Northern Skies, Southern Stars

In this exhibition, six leading multi media artists, working with new technologies, have adapted pre-existing artworks to digital media. The photographs presented here introduce a Pacific iconography that, while familiar from (often exoticising) film, literary and museum portrayals, is little recognized as a vibrant and cosmopolitan ongoing concern.

This show offers an opportunity to view the rich variety of these works before the May 2006 opening of Pasifika Styles, a major international exhibition at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (CUMAA), which showcases the work of over twenty artists from New Zealand alongside the Museum’s unparalleled Oceanic collections.

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    Beaten
    (2007-01-30T11:40:20Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Matt Barron (digital manipulation); Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    Twisted
    (2007-01-30T11:40:18Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Matt Barron (digital manipulation); Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    Flowing
    (2007-01-30T11:40:15Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Matt Barron (digital manipulation); Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    In a Tusk Far Far Away
    (2007-01-30T11:40:12Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    One eye on the tusk
    (2007-01-30T11:40:09Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    Tusk if you musk
    (2007-01-30T11:40:06Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    Hard tusk to grasp
    (2007-01-30T11:40:04Z) Raymond, Rosanna; Kerry Brown (photography)
    Rosanna Raymond is a performance/ installation/body adornment artist and writer. A New Zealand-born Pacific Islander of Samoan descent, she is currently living and working in London with her family. A founding member of the acclaimed Pacific Sisters performance art collective in New Zealand. A ‘Tusitala’ or storyteller at heart, Raymond’s work takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works to spoken word to body adornment, with pieces held in gallery, museum and private collections around the world. She has forged a role over the past fifteen years as a producer and commentator on contemporary urban Pacific Island culture, fusing traditional practises with modern innovations and techniques. Raymond specialises in customising the images with her own drawings that tell stories of the work.
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    South, image 1
    (2007-01-30T11:40:01Z) Pinker, James
    James Pinker is a sound and multimedia artist living in Auckland. His work in this exhibition is from a collaboration with English artist Mark McClean. South is a photographic project that features images made in a portable studio in Otara, South Auckland in 2003. Over a period of two days they randomly asked passers-by to be photographed. South has been shown at Te Tuhi gallery, Auckland and at the Ivan Docherty Gallery in NSW, Australia.
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    South, image 2
    (2007-01-30T11:39:59Z) Pinker, James
    James Pinker is a sound and multimedia artist living in Auckland. His work in this exhibition is from a collaboration with English artist Mark McClean. South is a photographic project that features images made in a portable studio in Otara, South Auckland in 2003. Over a period of two days they randomly asked passers-by to be photographed. South has been shown at Te Tuhi gallery, Auckland and at the Ivan Docherty Gallery in NSW, Australia.
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    South, image 3
    (2007-01-30T11:39:56Z) Pinker, James
    James Pinker is a sound and multimedia artist living in Auckland. His work in this exhibition is from a collaboration with English artist Mark McClean. South is a photographic project that features images made in a portable studio in Otara, South Auckland in 2003. Over a period of two days they randomly asked passers-by to be photographed. South has been shown at Te Tuhi gallery, Auckland and at the Ivan Docherty Gallery in NSW, Australia.
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    South, image 4
    (2007-01-30T11:39:53Z) Pinker, James
    James Pinker is a sound and multimedia artist living in Auckland. His work in this exhibition is from a collaboration with English artist Mark McClean. South is a photographic project that features images made in a portable studio in Otara, South Auckland in 2003. Over a period of two days they randomly asked passers-by to be photographed. South has been shown at Te Tuhi gallery, Auckland and at the Ivan Docherty Gallery in NSW, Australia.
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    Greg Semu (2005)
    (2007-01-30T11:39:51Z) Semu, Greg
    Greg Semu first entered the world of photography in 1990. His first solo show was in 1995 for the Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand. Since then, his photographs have been exhibited internationally and are now held in private and public collections in Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand. He has consistently and provocatively explored issues surrounding the religious colonisation of indigenous peoples in the Pacific.
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    Queen Tawhiao Tree
    (2007-01-30T11:39:48Z) Tawhiao, Tracy; Norm Heke (photographer)
    Tracey Tawhiao is a writer, poet and trained lawyer, as well as a painter and visual artist. This voice is central to her practice in whatever form she chooses for expression. Tawhiao is of the Ngai Te Rangi iwi or tribe from Matakana Island, New Zealand, and Tuwharetoa, Taumaranui as well as Whakatohea. It was when she spent considerable time on the island that she started her newspaper paintings that now cover the walls of many peoples’ homes. She is a Director of The House of Taonga, a Maori artist house of thought and creative endeavour for the fostering of Maori Art.
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    Queen Tawhiao Sea
    (2007-01-30T11:39:45Z) Tawhiao, Tracy; Norm Heke (photographer)
    Tracey Tawhiao is a writer, poet and trained lawyer, as well as a painter and visual artist. This voice is central to her practice in whatever form she chooses for expression. Tawhiao is of the Ngai Te Rangi iwi or tribe from Matakana Island, New Zealand, and Tuwharetoa, Taumaranui as well as Whakatohea. It was when she spent considerable time on the island that she started her newspaper paintings that now cover the walls of many peoples’ homes. She is a Director of The House of Taonga, a Maori artist house of thought and creative endeavour for the fostering of Maori Art.
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    Queen Tawhiao Breath
    (2007-01-30T11:39:42Z) Tawhiao, Tracy; Norm Heke (photographer)
    Tracey Tawhiao is a writer, poet and trained lawyer, as well as a painter and visual artist. This voice is central to her practice in whatever form she chooses for expression. Tawhiao is of the Ngai Te Rangi iwi or tribe from Matakana Island, New Zealand, and Tuwharetoa, Taumaranui as well as Whakatohea. It was when she spent considerable time on the island that she started her newspaper paintings that now cover the walls of many peoples’ homes. She is a Director of The House of Taonga, a Maori artist house of thought and creative endeavour for the fostering of Maori Art.
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    Queen Tawhiao London
    (2007-01-30T11:39:40Z) Tawhiao, Tracy; Norm Heke (photographer)
    Tracey Tawhiao is a writer, poet and trained lawyer, as well as a painter and visual artist. This voice is central to her practice in whatever form she chooses for expression. Tawhiao is of the Ngai Te Rangi iwi or tribe from Matakana Island, New Zealand, and Tuwharetoa, Taumaranui as well as Whakatohea. It was when she spent considerable time on the island that she started her newspaper paintings that now cover the walls of many peoples’ homes. She is a Director of The House of Taonga, a Maori artist house of thought and creative endeavour for the fostering of Maori Art.
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    Souvenir scarf, 2003
    (2007-01-30T11:39:37Z) Robertson, Natalie
    Natalie Robertson (Ngati Porou/Clan Donnachaidh) is a photomedia artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in public institutions throughout Australasia and internationally over the past decade. Descended from the Ngati Porou iwi or tribe, Robertson is a trustee and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of Maori land blocks on the East Coast of New Zealand, a role she has inherited from her grandfather, David Hughes. Robertson’s work is held in many significant public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland City Art Gallery. She is Programme Co-ordinator of Maori Art and Design in the Faculty of Maori Development, Te Ara Poutama and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, teaching on the Master of Arts (Visual) in the School of Art and Design.
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    Souvenir scarf, 2003
    (2007-01-30T11:39:34Z) Robertson, Natalie
    Natalie Robertson (Ngati Porou/Clan Donnachaidh) is a photomedia artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in public institutions throughout Australasia and internationally over the past decade. Descended from the Ngati Porou iwi or tribe, Robertson is a trustee and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of Maori land blocks on the East Coast of New Zealand, a role she has inherited from her grandfather, David Hughes. Robertson’s work is held in many significant public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland City Art Gallery. She is Programme Co-ordinator of Maori Art and Design in the Faculty of Maori Development, Te Ara Poutama and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, teaching on the Master of Arts (Visual) in the School of Art and Design.
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    Souvenir scarf, 2003
    (2007-01-30T11:39:32Z) Robertson, Natalie
    Natalie Robertson (Ngati Porou/Clan Donnachaidh) is a photomedia artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in public institutions throughout Australasia and internationally over the past decade. Descended from the Ngati Porou iwi or tribe, Robertson is a trustee and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of Maori land blocks on the East Coast of New Zealand, a role she has inherited from her grandfather, David Hughes. Robertson’s work is held in many significant public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland City Art Gallery. She is Programme Co-ordinator of Maori Art and Design in the Faculty of Maori Development, Te Ara Poutama and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, teaching on the Master of Arts (Visual) in the School of Art and Design.
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    Souvenir scarf, 2003
    (2007-01-30T11:39:29Z) Robertson, Natalie
    Natalie Robertson (Ngati Porou/Clan Donnachaidh) is a photomedia artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in public institutions throughout Australasia and internationally over the past decade. Descended from the Ngati Porou iwi or tribe, Robertson is a trustee and acts as a kaitiaki (guardian) of Maori land blocks on the East Coast of New Zealand, a role she has inherited from her grandfather, David Hughes. Robertson’s work is held in many significant public collections including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Auckland City Art Gallery. She is Programme Co-ordinator of Maori Art and Design in the Faculty of Maori Development, Te Ara Poutama and the School of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, teaching on the Master of Arts (Visual) in the School of Art and Design.
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