Tongpop Party & Exhibition Opening: Friday 12 January 2024, 6–9pm
Campbelltown Arts Centre
Join us for a Tongpop Party to celebrate the opening of Telly Tuita’s first solo exhibition in Australia, Tongpop’s Great Expectations
A night of Tongpop, live music by DJ Dyan Tai and delicious food
To be officially opened by Lisa Havilah, Chief Executive, Powerhouse Museum
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 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.
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This event is proudly presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of Sundown Sessions, funded by the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Culture Up Late Program