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AAF: Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera - Fashion Activists

AAF: Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera - Fashion Activists

When:

  • Sat 23 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 25 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 26 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 28 Feb ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 1 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 2 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 3 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 4 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 5 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 6 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 7 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 8 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 9 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 10 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 11 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 15 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 16 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 17 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 18 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 20 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 21 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 22 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 25 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 26 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 27 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 28 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 29 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 30 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 31 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 1 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 2 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 3 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 4 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 5 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 6 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 7 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 8 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 9 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 10 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 11 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 12 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 13 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 14 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 15 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 16 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 17 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 18 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 19 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 20 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 21 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 22 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 23 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 24 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 25 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 26 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 27 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 28 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 29 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 30 Apr ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 1 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 2 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 3 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 4 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 5 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 6 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 7 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 8 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 9 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 10 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 11 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 12 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 13 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 14 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 15 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 16 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 17 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 18 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 19 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 20 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 21 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 22 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 23 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 24 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 25 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 26 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 27 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 28 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 29 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 30 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 31 May ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 1 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 2 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 3 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 4 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 5 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 6 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 7 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 8 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 9 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 10 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 11 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 12 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 13 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 14 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 15 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 16 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 17 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 18 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 19 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 20 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 21 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 22 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 23 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 24 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 25 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 27 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 28 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 29 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 30 Jun ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 1 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 2 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 3 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 4 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 5 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 6 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 7 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 8 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 9 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 10 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 11 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 12 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 13 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 14 Jul ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Where:

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A collective of Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists, and performers, the Pacific Sisters electrified 1990s Auckland, bringing the ground-breaking style of an urban, New Zealand–born Pacific generation to the mainstream.

Through pioneering, daring shows, the Pacific Sisters overturned stereotypes about Pacific culture, ‘dusky maiden’ beauty and sexuality. A major retrospective, Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists showcases the collective’s innovative costumes and performances, which began as street style before expanding into multimedia experiences in venues from art galleries to night clubs.

Pacific Sisters is a collective including:
- Lisa Reihana, Ngāpuhi/Aotearoa
- Rosanna Raymond, Hāmoa/Aotearoa
- Ani O'Neill, Aotearoa/Kuki Airini
- Suzanne Tamaki, Aotearoa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto
- Selina Haami, Hāmoa/Aotearoa
- Niwhai Tupaea, Ngāti Katoa, Aotearoa
- Henzart @ Henry Ah-Foo Taripo, Aotearoa/Kuki Airini
- Feeonaa Wall, Aotearoa/Hāmoa/Wīreni/Tiamani
- Jaunnie ‘Ilolahia, Tonga/Aotearoa

“Pacific Sisters’ fashion is activism... because fashion offered a way to combat stereotypes.” — Ioana Gordon-Smith, The Pantograph Punch

Access events:
- Audio described tour of the exhibition with Auckland Art Gallery’s Senior Curator, NZ and Pacific Art, Ron Brownson and Nicola Owen from Audio Described Aotearoa

Sunday 3 March 10.30AM - Free - RSVP to access@aaf.co.nz

- NZSL Exhibition Tour with Auckland Art Gallery’s Senior Curator, NZ and Pacific Art, Ron Brownson

Sunday 3 March 1.00PM - Free - RSVP to access@aaf.co.nz

Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Images:
Kaitiaki with a K; Tāulaolevai: Keeper of the Water (Tuna) (cloak) 2017, New Zealand by Pacific Sisters. Installation view. Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists, 2018, Toi Art, Te Papa. Photograph by Kate Whitely.

21st Sentry Cyber Sister 1997, New Zealand by Pacific Sisters, Ani O’Neill, Niwhai Tupaea, Rosanna Raymond, Suzanne Tamaki, Te Papa (FE011080) and Leai se Fefe (Costume to offset the Acid thought of Doubt) 2016 by Feeonaa Wall. Installation view. Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists, 2018, Toi Art, Te Papa.

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