A feature project in the visual arts programme in this year’s Festival, discover Darcell Apelu’s monumental sculpture specially produced for Tauranga Art Gallery’s 8-metre-high atrium space. Occupying ‘prime real estate’, Apelu’s work is both a satirical monument to colonisation and a functioning fountain, complete with terraced sections designed to continually channel the water down the sculpture in trickling cascades. Reflecting on the past, at a time when ‘ownership’ for many is unattainable, the artwork invites us to reconsider our perceptions of security, value and guardianship (kaitiakitanga).
This exhibition has been co-developed for the Tauranga Arts Festival by Supercut Projects and Tauranga Art Gallery. It joins a series of visual arts experiences around the city centre that can also be found on the free to download CITY ART WALK app.
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