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What is your VVAI?

In 2021, Jasmine Tuiā and Ashleigh Taupaki began a digital residency with Übersee Museum in Bremen, Germany, looking into what it means to name Pacific cultural objects within museums. The VVAI duo concluded that the context of cultural objects – including material, place of origin, source method, and later methods that evolved due to colonisation – should come before any name. What is your VVAI? explores the process and materials of the contemporary Pacific objects that both artists create. For once, the objects and the names of the objects are absent, and viewers are made to ponder the complexities of making itself.

Suitable for: All ages

Exhibition: Until Sat 16 Jul
Gallery Hours:
Tue – Fri, 10am–5pm
Sat, 8am–2pm
Mon, Sun and public holidays, Closed

Where: Fresh Gallery Ōtara, Ōtara Town Centre 5/46 Fair Mall

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event