Tanu Gago (Artist), Vinesh Kumaran (Photographer)

Peter, William

Peter, William by Tanu Gago, Vinesh Kumaran

Artwork Detail

Tanu Gago grew up seeing representations of his culture that were not created by Pacific people and bore little resemblance to his life experience. Closing the gap between mainstream perceptions of ‘the Pacific experience’ and his social and cultural reality is a driving force behind Gago’s artistic practice.

‘As a South Auckland resident, raised in Mangere and currently living in Papatoetoe, it has been important to reflect the social and cultural environments that help to inform the identity building of young Pacific males.’

Tanu Gago

Peter, William
Tanu Gago, Vinesh Kumaran
Production date
digital inkjet print
627 x 876 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
Other ID
X2012/11/2 Old Accession Number
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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