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The opening of Ngā Hau E Whā – The Four Winds took place on Thursday 3 March.
Leilani Kake with Cook Island curator, Jim Vivieaere
Ariane Craig-Smith and Gabrielle Amodeo, Auckland Arts Festival
Douglas Bagnall and Nicole Lim (Fresh Gallery Otara)
Leilani Unasa, Devid and Naomi Singer
Speeches from Ema Tavola (Curator) and Leilani Kake.
Tautai Trust 2011 Artist in Residence, Selwyn Palmer Teho and Daren Kamali
Norman Edgerton, Ema Tavola, Douglas Bagnall and Leilani Kake
Tracey Williams and Steve Lovett
Leisa Siteine and Ema Tavola
Luisa Tora and friend
Luisa Lefao-Setoga, Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai and friend
Julie McCormick, Tanu Gago and Rebecca Hobbs
Claire Mockridge, Dei Hamo and FMC VXN
The installation space of Ngā Hau E Whā – The Four Winds was designed and built by Auckland-based installer, Norman Edgerton. With the assistance of Tanu Gago, the space took two weeks to build.
Leilani’s vision was to create a pitch black room. Five walls were erected to form a square viewing room and a passage way to enter the space.
Wellington-based computer programmer and artist, Douglas Bagnall was commissioned to make the computer which synced the four videos.
The custom-made projector casings were installed after the walls went up.
And after the walls were painted black, the white vinyl signage went up.