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Exhibition Detail
Aotea (Long White Cloud)
Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
1010 Auckland
New Zealand


July 7th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013
 
Aotea (Long White Cloud), Sopolemalama Filipe TohiSopolemalama Filipe Tohi,
Aotea (Long White Cloud), 2012 , aluminium
© Courtesy of the artist & Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
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Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi is a tufuga lalava, an expert in the Tongan art of binding with coconut sennit. He frequently uses lashing patterns in his sculpture.

Aotea (Long White Cloud) combines multiple atmospheric, nautical and geographical associations. It reflects wave patterns, Auckland's volcanic hills, wind and fishing nets. Tohi describes it also as being 'a metaphor for many islands'.


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