John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) is the first solo exhibition of Pule’s art to be shown in a public gallery presenting a landmark survey of work by a living contemporary Pacific artist. The exhibition actively demonstrates the reach of Pule’s work, varying art forms and cultures, drawing from the historical and contemporary across the Pacific, New Zealand and further afield.
John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) features 16 large canvases and 33 works on paper, surveying the artists career from 1991 (the year he travelled back to his birthplace, Niue, reconnecting with the traditional Niuean art of Hiapo) until today.
John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals) is showing at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery until Sunday, 8 May 2011.
image details: i dreamed i kissed the ocean's lips 2009 94.0 x 74.0 cm ink and oil stick on paper