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AUCKLAND

Auckland Art Gallery

Home AKL

Artists of Pacific heritage in Auckland
ANGELA TIATIA, Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis, 2010, video still. Courtesy the artist and Auckland Art Gallery.

An often-repeated statistic claims Auckland as the largest Pacific city, home to two thirds of New Zealand’s Pacific Islander population and more Niueans and Cook Islanders than in their respective homelands. It is surprising then that “Home AKL” is the first self-organized exhibition held by Auckland Art Gallery (AAG) to focus on Pacific art, whereas other institutions in New Zealand and abroad have been exploring…

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