Poems and Songs from the Underwater World at Fresh Gallery Otara!

7 05 2011

Today is the last day of Leahna Gill’s short solo exhibition, Illustrations from Poems and Songs from the Underwater World. This is the first exhibition at Fresh Gallery Otara where audiences are encouraged to touch the artwork!

Leahna uses layer upon layer of acrylic paint to form a braille-like surface which is then sealed in acrylic coating. Her works explore ancestral totems, the significance of the ocean and dreamtime; she collaborated with Fijian performance poet, Daren Kamali to create the illustrations for his self-published bilingual poetry book which was launched at Fresh Gallery Otara on Thursday 5 May.

Poems and Songs from the Underwater World features illustrations by Leahna Gill and Munro Te Whata. The book also features a CD of spoken word poetry recorded right here at Otara Music Arts Centre. All this for only $20! Email Daren Kamali directly for a copy!



One response

18 05 2011
Greg Franco

This is so great! love from Los Angeles!!!!

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