In Term 1 2024, we invite schools to explore, engage and interact with the exhibition Telly Tuita: Tongpop’s Great Expectations at Campbelltown Arts Centre from 3 January – 28 March 2024. Telly Tuita’s childhood memories in Tonga are a driving force in his artistic practice, they are at the heart of his powerful performative self-portraits over a 25-year period (1999-2023). Tongpop is a term coined by Tuita to describe his visual language. It celebrates Tuita’s rich relationship with his ancestral home of Tonga and his lived experiences in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand).
The exhibition, Tongpop’s Great Expectations, invites visitors to experience Tuita’s Tongpop multiverse. It is a compelling assembly of early works from Tuita’s time growing up in Minto and working in Campbelltown and from his practice since 2017 when the artist moved to Pōneke Wellington, Aotearoa.
Read more about the artist and our exciting education offerings below, including an intensive day with the artist himself, primary and secondary education kits and our diverse and engaging excursion packages.