Artist Darcell Apelu

Artist Darcell Apelu

Artists in conversation: Darcell Apelu and Nova Paul

  • Sat 17 Dec 2016
  • 11:30AM—12:30PM
  • Gallery 1
  • Free entry
  • All welcome

This opening weekend, exhibiting artists talk about their work in All Lines Converge

Join artists Darcell Apelu and Nova Paul as they talk about their work in the exhibition All Lines Converge.

Darcell Apelu (b. 1990/lives in Mt Maunganui)

Darcell Apelu is an artist of New Zealand European and Niuean decent and was raised in Mount Maunganui. Apelu works across media, using moving image, sound, performance and installation. Her practice is informed by her experiences as an afakasi female, and the body plays an important role in her work as she explores perceptions of the Pacific body, identity and ‘being other’ within the social climate of Aotearoa New Zealand. Selected exhibitions include Share/Cheat/Unite, Te Tuhi (Auckland), 2016; Such a Damn Jam, The Engine Room (Wellington), 2014; To and Fro, Artspace (Auckland), 2014; Close to Home, ST PAUL St Gallery (Auckland), 2013; and More than we know - performance series, Gus Fisher Gallery (Auckland), 2013.

Nova Paul (b. 1973/Lives in Wellington)

Nova Paul’s (Te Uri Ro Roi, Te Parawhau / Ngā Puhi) film-making practice draws from early cinema, experimental film histories and fourth wave film discourse to consider the poetics and politics of place, self-determinacy, the image and the role of storytelling in talking back to neo-liberal hegemonies. Her 2013 film Still Light toured to the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2016; the London Film Festival in 2015; and the Recontres Internationale (Paris and Berlin) in 2016. This is not Dying, 2010, toured to Recontres Internationale, George Pompidou Centre (France) in 2011; the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2011; the New Zealand International Film Festival in 2010; and City Gallery Wellington also in 2010. Pink and White Terraces, 2006, premiered at the Telecom International Film Festival, 2006 and was exhibited as part of the Whitechapel Gallery (UK) Artists’ Films International at the Venice Biennale in 2013.


Nova Paul, film still from <em>Te Wai o te Ora</em> 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

Nova Paul, film still from Te Wai o te Ora 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

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