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O le Pi Tautau

18 May 2019 - 08 Jun 2019


Saturday 18 May 2019, 10.00am - Saturday 8 June 2019, 6.00pm

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun & public holidays closed


Te Oro, 98 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland

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Petelo Esekielu

09 890 8560


O le Pi Tautau is the alphabet that represents the letters used in gagana Samoa.

The classic teal A2 alphabet chart proudly hung in most Samoan migrant homes and was held in almost the same high regard as the national Samoan flag, a visual reminder of home.

Silipa dissects aspects of the chart to create new contemporary work, linked to strands of his identity and his upbringing.

About Gary Silipa

Gary Silipa is a visual artist from Auckland, born and raised in Tāmaki.

He is a member of TMD and identifies with being a Post-Graffiti Pacific artist where he’s spent the last few years investigating his art practice outside of graffiti.

Gary keeps busy teaching and making art, and running the first art gallery in Tāmaki which he founded in 2015 – The Good, The Bad.