Solo exhibition marking a personal milestone - and the proposed Kermadec Sanctuary
16 October to 14 November 2016
Preview: Sunday 16 October 4pm
Celebrating a personal milestone - 70 years - for leading Pacific-NZ artist Fatu Feu'u ONZM, with compositions urging the creation of a Kermadec Sanctuary in the Pacific, including the major painting Ola and a series of unique works handpainted over woodcut, using a motif expressing tapui, or protection of something of major significance. A powerful exhibition of new works.
The Kermadec Sanctuary initiative is a major and vital project, and its message needed art on a major scale – leading Pacific-NZ artist Fatu Feu’u joined the call to create the vital ocean haven, creating the vast painting Ola to anchor his new exhibition Sekia – Salute to the Kermadecs.
The painting is complemented by a series of powerful works on paper featuring a motif expressing tapui – protection of something of great significance – adapting a traditional icon of three stacked crosses within squares. His Sekia series evolved in both scale and intensity of colour to the final Tapui works, each unique, handpainted over woodcut.