What do you think?

Critical reviews of contemporary Pacific art are few and far between. More often than not, reviewers are not Pacific people. The cultural intricacies and lived experience that informs the work is often missing from these interpretations and perspectives of Pacific art. Whilst mainstream reviews and write-ups are career currency, it is sad how much can get lost in translation.

In the interest of generating written responses and reviews of the exhibition Ngā Hau E Whā – The Four Winds, Fresh Gallery Otara is offering an exciting goody bag to the best exhibition review received before 16 April!


The bag itself is a very limited edition 2011 South Auckland PACIFIC ARTS SUMMIT calico shopping bag! Very spacious! Very good looking!!

Two bottles of decent wine!


Lots of limited edition catalogues from Fresh Gallery Otara, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku and other Manukau projects: hot hot hot!! Urban Pacific + Maori art history!! Catalogues feature writing from Ngahiraka Mason, Anna-Marie White, Ron Brownson, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Nigel Borell, Dionne Fonoti, Lisa Taouma, Jim Vivieaere and MORE!!

AND 2011 Pacific Arts Summit and Toi o Manukau T-shirts, Fresh Gallery Otara badges plus extra surprises!!

Submissions will be posted in the Reviews section and a panel of clever people will make a decision on the ‘best’ review after the exhibition closes on 16 April.

Comments can also be posted on this page, we want to know what you think!

Send reviews and enquiries to Ema Tavola: Ema.Tavola@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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