Dancer of the Year 2011

11 05 2011

Supported by Toi o Manukau, Cook Islands-based visual artist, Ani O’Neill opened her solo exhibition, Dancer of the Year 2011 in Gallery 2 of Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku on Friday 6 May as part of the 2011 South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit. The exhibition, featuring objects and video, runs until 19 June.

Ani O’Neill travelled to South Auckland to participate as a tutor for Toi o Manukau’s annual youth exhibition project, Ka Pu Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi. For the first time, students from Tereora College in Rarotonga, where Ani teaches art, featured in the exhibition. Ka Pu Te Ruha, Ka Hao Te Rangatahi runs until 29 May in Gallery 1 of Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku.

Ema Tavola (Pacific Arts Coordinator, Arts and Culture South, Auckland Council), Donna Tupaea (Co-Curator for Ka Pu Te Ruha, Ka Hao te Rangitahi), Ani O’Neill and Nigel Borell (Kaiwhakahaere – Toi o Manukau / Maori Arts Advisor, Arts and Culture South, Auckland Council and Co-curator for Ka Pu Te Ruha, Ka Hao te Rangitahi)

Ani O’Neill with Jim Vivieaere

Shigeyuki Kihara, Rosanna Raymond and Lisa Reihana

Henry Taripo and Ani O’Neill

Ani O’Neill with guests

Exquisite catering by John Oyagawa, the official caterer of the 2011 South Auckland Pacific Arts Summit.

Linda T and Ani O’Neill

Pacific Sisters SOUTHSIDE: EyeKonik crew

Photography by Vinesh Kumaran, courtesy of Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku.

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