The Fresh One collective, in partnership with Te Uru, The Creative Souls Project and Whau The People, is excited to announce ‘WYF: Where You From’. An exhibition featuring young emerging artists, WYF is now showing at Te Uru until Sunday 13 September 2020.
Combining new work by ten Auckland-based artists under the collective name Fresh One, visitors are encouraged to engage with the stories that each artwork presents.
“The question, ‘Where you from?’ alludes to many things. Whether it be our ethnic makeup, migration stories, ancestral land connections or simply our suburb, it often connotes the notion of ‘home’. This in turn offers various insights into our personal experiences of home; how our homes have shaped us, politicised us and created us. As the voices of the next generation of Auckland artists, WYF seeks to diversify the art world in the hopes of making it a more inclusive space for both established and emerging young artists.” – Fresh One Collective
The Fresh One collective is made up of: Ashleigh Taupaki, Atonia Vavao, Cyrille Paul Lim, Eva Fuemana, Hamish Raman, Jacob Hamilton, Jasmine Tuiā, Joseph Hisayasu, Mr Meeseeks and Taunese Puā. The exhibition is co-curated by Fresh One members Paulina Bentley and Hulita Koloi.
WYF has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand’s Toi Rangatahi Engagement Fund.
Te Uru is at Lopdell precinct, 420 Titirangi Road, and is open to the public
from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.