Darcell Apelu, Albert Ashton, Rachael Duval, Jessica 'Coco' Hansell in collaboration with Tokerau Wilson, Ara Ariki Houkamau, Lonnie Hutchinson, Janet Lilo, Shaquille Leu’u, Jasmine Te Hira, Nââwié Tutugoro, Christopher Ulutupu, Leafa Wilson

September 8 – October 14, 2017
Curated by Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua

Opens Friday September 8, 6pm
Public programme

Albert Ashton

Albert Ashton, Weaving Aho, 2017, performance documentation, materials - harakeke, muka fiber, water, mussel shell.


Offstage is Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust’s annual moving image and live performance event held in partnership with Artspace NZ. In its 8th iteration, Offstage continues its legacy of offering a space for experimentation and play. Using Hawaiki and the common whakapapa between Māori and Pacific peoples as a prompt, our artists have created works that speak to their experience within Aotearoa.


Public Programme
in collaboration with Artspace Snakes and Ladders Education Programme:


Saturday September 16, 12–2pm
'Te Muka o te Harakeke' with Albert Ashton

Thursday October 12, 6–9pm
'Boilup Time' with Ara Ariki Houkamau
In association with Artweek Auckland's Electric Night

Saturday October 14, 11–12pm
'Wando Wereta' with Nââwié Tutugoro and Ara Ariki Houkamau