FAFSWAG: Code Switch

1 Tennyson St, Napier

MTG Hawke’s Bay is proud to present FAFSWAG: code switch, an exhibition of art by three members of the South Auckland based FAFSWAG Arts Collective.

Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua and Walters Prize nominee Pati Solomona Tyrell each work across a range of performative and photographic art forms, with a common relationship to communities of indigenous Moana heritage and diverse genders and sexualities.

FAFSWAG: code switch coincides with Te Huinga Takatāpui o Aotearoa 2018, the national hui of rainbow whānau that has been held regularly since 1987 and is hosted in Hawke’s Bay for the first time this year. The exhibition also marks MTG Hawke’s Bay’s first engagement with prominent themes of gender and sexuality diversity.

The title of the exhibition refers to how FAFSWAG Arts Collective members are often described as ‘constant shapeshifters,’ reflecting the way they express fluid identities through a range of creative genres and contexts. Code-switching is the practice of modifying expression (such as language, behaviour and appearance) to adapt to different sociocultural norms.

When

Sat 15th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Sun 16th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Mon 17th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Tue 18th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Wed 19th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Thu 20th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Fri 21st Dec 2018, 9:30am

Sat 22nd Dec 2018, 9:30am

Sun 23rd Dec 2018, 9:30am

Mon 24th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Wed 26th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Thu 27th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Fri 28th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Sat 29th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Sun 30th Dec 2018, 9:30am

Mon 31st Dec 2018, 9:30am

Tue 1st Jan 2019, 9:30am

Wed 2nd Jan 2019, 9:30am

Thu 3rd Jan 2019, 9:30am

Fri 4th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Sat 5th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Sun 6th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Mon 7th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Tue 8th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Wed 9th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Thu 10th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Fri 11th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Sat 12th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Sun 13th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Mon 14th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Tue 15th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Wed 16th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Thu 17th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Fri 18th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Sat 19th Jan 2019, 9:30am

Where

MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

1 Tennyson St, Napier