Tautua | Pascal Atiga-Bridger

Saturday October 21 to Saturday November 25, 2017
Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

Pascal Atiga-Bridger’s artworks, which use elements of the design of the Union Jack to illustrate some of the effects of British colonisation, will be on show at Papakura Art Gallery from October 21. “My works replace the original colours on the Union Jack with those of the Maori flag, and those of the countries of Samoa, Niue, Tahiti and Papua New Guinea. The results symbolise the connection some of these islands have with the United Kingdom through colonisation.”

The Tautai project is Atiga-Bridger’s first solo exhibition, with the artist drawing upon his extended family’s diverse cultures – with a whakapapa that includes Maori, Samoan, European and Niuean lineage. “My works in Tautua showcase my family’s ties to my turangawaewae by being tangata whenua.”

Date(s) - 21/10/2017 - 25/11/2017
All Day