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Landings


  • Fresh Gallery Ōtara 5/46 Fair Mall, Ōtara Town Centre Auckland New Zealand (map)

In 2014 I started a project that has informed everything I’ve made since. Mapping/tracking work, looking at the decade that my dad spent on the run as an illegal immigrant in New Zealand. Slowly it extended out to mapping our migratory journey as a lineage and community - from the moment of our displacement, throughout Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. Everywhere that led us here. Each circle you see is a coin sized copperplate etched with part of a location or terrain. This series required over 300 plates, and close to 400 hours of work in total. This year marks 140 years since Indians arrived in Fiji, as servants/labourers of the British Raj to work the sugar cane fields. It seems labour is a genetic inclination I can’t escape. Our conversation around this became an exhibition, ‘Landings’, at Fresh Gallery, Ōtara

Later Event: March 7
Healing Practices