MASINA LE’ALE’A

Masina Le'ale'aExhibition open Thur 8th – 12th Nov

at Avondale Creative Space – 1865 Great North Road, Avondale (see map below) opening night Thur 7th Nov 6 – 7.30pm
This show presents the work of three local Avondale artists; Pusi Urale, Dane Taylor and Vaimaila Urale. The exhibition title Masina Le’ale’a is the first day of the traditional Samoan month. It means young moon and is one night after the full moon.

Artists working in the space 11am – 2pm Saturday 9th November

Dane Taylor and Pusi Urale recently collaborated on a large scale abstraction for Art Week Auckland and for this show the work returns back to Avondale.  This collaborative piece stands alongside a selection of their previous work and the abstract works of Vaimaila Urale (Pusi’s daughter / Dane’s partner). The result is a three way family conversation exploring the possibilities of geometric abstraction mixed with representational elements.
Pusi Urale was born in Fagamalo, Samoa and graduated with a Diploma of Creativity from the Learning Connexion in Wellington.
Vaimaila Urale was born in Fagamolo and grew up in Wellington.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from AUT.  She works across new media and is a founding member of Auckland art collective D.a.n.c.e. Art Club.
Dane Taylor was born in Masterton and graduated with a BA in Film and Anthropology from Victoria University and a BFA in Fine Arts from Auckland University.
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