New Work by ‘Ahota’ei’loa Toetu’u

Another Celebrate Pasifika event is the first solo exhibition of emerging Tongan painter, ‘Ahota’ei’loa Toetu’u. His seemingly traditional and minimalist painting style is firmly rooted in the Tongan visual language of ngatu (Tongan bark cloth) and lalava (coconut sennit lashing). Using repetition and illusion his work creates a dazzling effect on the eyes.

‘Ahota’ei’loa is a fourth year student studying to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts through the University of Auckland at Manukau.

The exhibition runs from 2-25 March 2007 at Nathan Homestead / Manurewa Art Centre, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Manukau City.

For more information, please contact Ema Tavola, Pacific Arts Co-ordinator, Manukau City Council on


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