Fresh Gallery Otara presents… White Night

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Opening Reception

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 making of Ngā Hau E Whā – The Four Winds

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.