Visual Art

O le Pi Tautau

The Good The Bad Gallery presents an exhibition of new workby Gary Silipa for Samoan Language Week 2019

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  • Sat, 18 May at 10AM
  • Mon, 20 May at 10AM
  • Tue, 21 May at 10AM
  • Wed, 22 May at 10AM
  • Thu, 23 May at 10AM
  • Fri, 24 May at 10AM
  • Sat, 25 May at 10AM
  • Mon, 27 May at 10AM
  • Tue, 28 May at 10AM
  • Wed, 29 May at 10AM
  • Thu, 30 May at 10AM
  • Fri, 31 May at 10AM
  • Sat, 1 Jun at 10AM
  • Mon, 3 Jun at 10AM
  • Tue, 4 Jun at 10AM
  • Wed, 5 Jun at 10AM
  • Thu, 6 Jun at 10AM
  • Fri, 7 Jun at 10AM
  • Sat, 8 Jun at 10AM

O le Pi Tautau is the alphabet that represents the letters used in gagana Samoa.

The classic teal A2 alphabet chart proudly hung in most Samoan migrant homes and was held in almost the same high regard as the national Samoan flag, a visual reminder of home.

Silipa dissects aspects of the chart to create new contemporary work, linked to strands of his identity and his upbringing.

Gary Silipa

Gary Silipa is a visual artist from Auckland, born and raised in Tāmaki.

He is a member of TMD and identifies with being a Post-Graffiti Pacific artist where he’s spent the last few years investigating his art practice outside of graffiti.

Gary keeps busy teaching and making art, and running the first art gallery in Tāmaki which he founded in 2015 – The Good, The Bad.

Instagram: @tgtb
Facebook: thegoodthebadgallery

Gary Silipa

Gary Silipa

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board