Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change

Fri 23 Apr - Sun 2 May

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When: Fri 23 Apr, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 24 Apr, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tue 27 Apr, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 28 Apr, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 29 Apr, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 30 Apr, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 1 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 2 May, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Website: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Additional Info: All Ages

Te Papa touring exhibition 'Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change' is a thought-provoking photographic exhibition explores Tokelau’s unique way of life through the lenses of two New Zealand photographers, Glenn Jowitt and Andrew Matautia. Jowitt first visited Tokelau in 1981, and Matautia 36 years later, in 2017. 'Faka-Tokelau' compares and contrasts the two artist’s images alongside one another, revealing the constant, ongoing change on Tokelau’s fragile atoll.

With a focus on climate change, 'Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change' portrays how people on the isolated and low-lying atolls of Tokelau live. The vulnerabilities they face due to the ever-present threat of rising sea levels is evident in both Jowitt’s images from 1981, and Matautia’s in the present day. Te Papa’s Curator of Photography, Athol McCredie said, “This exhibition highlights the strength and resilience of the Tokelauan people by showing how they have managed to live with the limited resources of their islands over time.”

Millennium Public Art Gallery Director Cressida Bishop said the gallery is thrilled to exhibit 'Faka-Tokelau: Living with Change' this March and April.

Image: Glenn Jowitt
Men carrying bananas, Tokelau, 1981
Gift of Glenn Jowitt Estate, 2015. Te Papa

Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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