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281 Karangahape Rd Auckland

Quishile Charan

The Sea Brought You Here


Published on the occasion of the exhibition Namesake, The sea brought you here brings together newly commissioned responses alongside found photographs, phone snapshots, sketches, texts and previous work by Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa.

Elaborating on the concerns of both artists, Hanahiva Rose employs the metaphors of threads and waves to connect the practices of Charan and Tanuvasa in her essay A Pacific Diaspora: how might we trace the movement? while Temporary Vanua: Decolonisation and textile making, a revised text by Charan, contextualises her approach to textile-making. Shorter snippets of text by Tanuvasa also give insight to her working process. Finally, Transcribed records an informal conversation between two friends attempting to unpack the way the language of ‘decolonisation’ is currently being employed.

Edited by Louise Rutledge and Sophie Davis


Design by Josephine Jelicich