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Edith Amituanai: Teacher Workshop and exhibition viewing

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Massey University Wellington

Block 1 - College of Creative Arts

Wallace Street

Wellington, Wellington 6021

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Edith Amituanai invites secondary school Photography teachers to attend a special viewing of her first major survey exhibition Double Take at Adam Gallery, followed by a One Day Workshop at Massey University's College of Creative Arts.
The workshop is student-centred and intended to support teachers of NCEA Level 2 and 3 Photography. Spaces are limited to 20 so please register to secure your place.

Double Take Exhibition preview evening with refreshments
Monday 8th July 5.30pm Adam Art Gallery, Wellington


A Focus on Photography - Workshop for Teachers
Tuesday 9th July 9am - 4pm Block 1 - Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington

Edith Amituanai is a New Zealand-born Sāmoan photographer working from the suburb of Ranui in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. From the early 2000s, she has photographed domestic spaces in New Zealand, Sāmoa and in more far-flung places, tracing Sāmoan communities in diaspora and examining new migratory patterns. Her work has documented the likes of expatriate New Zealand Sāmoan rugby players in Montpellier, France and Parma, Northern Italy, and resettled refugees from Myanmar in West Auckland.

She has recently embedded herself in her local community of Ranui in West Auckland, documenting social and sporting events and engaging her subjects in the streets and open spaces of her neighbourhood.

In 2007, Amituanai was the first recipient of the Art Foundation’s Marti Friendlander Photographic Award. The following year she was nominated for the Walters Prize at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Amituanai undertook the Taipei Artist Village Residency in 2014 and was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Hastings City Art Gallery in 2017. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums across Aotearoa and internationally in Australia, Austria, Taiwan, Germany and France. Her artwork is held in national collections including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and she is represented by Anna Miles Gallery in Auckland.



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