Fresh Gallery Ōtara
13 Jan 2022
Fresh Gallery Ōtara is a unique art gallery in Auckland that reflects the diverse communities, cultures and people of Ōtara and south Auckland.
Lunchtime Leis is a lei making workshop hosted by local artist Fa'amele Etuale at Fresh Gallery Ōtara held alongside her solo exhibition Remember Me.
The artist wants to reach out to the community and to art makers of all ages and skill levels with the opportunity to create a lei. Materials will be provided, but if you have material that you want to make a lei with, please bring it along to the workshop. The use of unconventional materials is encouraged.
This workshop can only accommodate 15 people, so please register with the gallery to ensure you get a spot! To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org and or call 09 261 8030. Please provide your name, how many places you would like to reserve, a contact phone number, and an email address.
Lunchtime Leis will be held alongside Fa’amele Etuale’s solo exhibition Remember Me which will be running until February 5 2022.
Remember Me is a solo exhibition of works by Sāmoan (Laulii, Malie, Leufisa, Tufulele) / Chinese visual artist, contemporary Pacific jeweller, designer, florist and lei maker Fa’amele Etuale. Her work pays homage to her alofa (love) for her a’iga (family), God, culture and grief. Contemporary jewellery offers a medium to capture and archive memories through the objects she creates. Fa’amele’s process is indicated by pivotal moments in her life; adornment has created a structure for her to encase, reflect and release emotion.