LESIELI FINAU

Leseli Finau is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at AUT, Auckland, majoring in photography. Her work featured in the group show Singular Visions at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, in 2014. For more see www.tautai.org




NINA OBERG HUMPHRIES

Nina Oberg Humphries completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture at Canterbury University, Christchurch, in 2014. Her work featured in Guardian, Okeover Community Garden, 2013, and Island Summers , Our City, 2010, both in Christchurch. For more see www.tautai.org




SARA RIORDAN

Sara Riordan completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Massey University, Wellington, in 2014. Riordan exhibited artwork for Enjoy Public Art Gallery’s annual fundraiser “Buy Enjoy” in 2013. Her awards include the Massey University Inaugural Pasifika Excellence Award 2014.For more see www.tautai.org




ELYJANA ROACH

Elyjana Roach is studying a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, specialising in Architecture, at Victoria University, Wellington. For more on her art practice see www.elyjanaroach.com and www.tautai.org.




SALOME TANUVASA

Salome Tanuvasa completed a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2014. Tanuvasa’s solo exhibitions include Expensive Moments, Gaffa, Sydney, 2014. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions such as A Sense of place, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland, 2014 and Slow Disaster, Shanghai, China, 2013. For more see www.tautai.org




JASMINE TE HIRA

Jasmine Te Hira completed her second year of a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, majoring in contemporary craft, at Unitec, Auckland in 2014. For more see www.njtehira.com and www.tautai.org




LUISA TORA

Luisa Tora completed a BA in Creative Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, in 2014. Tora’s work appears in group exhibitions including the forthcoming between wind and water curated by Ema Tavola at Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2015 and Poly Typical, curated by Tanu Gago, at Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland, 2014. For more see www.tautai.org


Joana Monolagi, who assisted Tora with in her work for The Drowned World, is a Fijian art expert who began weaving and making masi (barkcloth) in 1990. Her work appeared in Auckland Art Gallery’s group exhibition Home AKL (2012).



DANIEL MICHAEL SATELE - CURATOR

Daniel Michael Satele is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Auckland. His art writing has appeared in ArtAsiaPacific, Art New Zealand, The New Zealand Listener and other publications. The Drowned World is Satele’s first curation of an art exhibition.




JOSHUA DAVID ROBSON - DESIGNER

Joshua Robson is an interface designer and developer based in London, UK, specialising in web and iOS. His work includes branding and digital design for children’s jewellery brand "Jacques & Sienna" and the iPhone app “Orgami,” available here from the Apple App Store. For more info see here.




SPECIAL THANKS

to A.D. Schierning; Lana Lopesi; Victor van Wetering; Faith Wilson; Melanie Oliver; Emma Ng; Mark Sweeney; Siobhan Garrett; Sjionel Timu; Clinton Watkins and David Yetton.

Many thanks to the curators with whom I had valuable discussions concerning this project: Léuli Eshragi; Ioana Gordon-Smith; Ahilapapapa Rands; Talia Smith; Ema Tavola; Linda Tyler and her postgraduate students in “Art History 734: Art Writing and Curatorial Practice” and Zach Williams.