Six Tongan artists will visit New Zealand this month as part of a cultural exchange to share their knowledge of heritage arts and celebrate the close ties between the people of Tonga and New Zealand.
The artists will participate in a free public programme of workshops, demonstrations and talks at Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. They will also take a tour of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and meet with local Māori and Pacific artists to exchange cultural knowledge.
The Campbelltown Arts Centre launched the ” exhibition in early September.
It includes nine artists, whom curator Keren Ruki says were chosen to create an exhibition of Pacific art that covered many parts of the region.