Thursday, March 10, 2016

“Poi” by Amy Joe

Pauanesia frequently collaborates with local artisans who share a likeminded passion for telling a New Zealand story. Our latest window installation comes just in time for the Auckland Arts Festival (2 – 20 March, 2016) and the event’s popular showcase White Night (Saturday 12 March, 6pm – midnight).

The 24 poi by Waiheke artist Amy Joe delicately adorn our store’s window space. They have been expertly hand-made from a variety of media, including New Zealand wool, maps, stamps and vintage scarves with New Zealand imagery, and shells collected from the artist’s local beach. The poi celebrate our country’s natural and cultural beauty, and offer a contemporary twist on traditional poi.

White Night (Nuit Blanche) was conceived in 2002 in Paris, with the aim of making art and culture accessible within public spaces for a wider audience. This inspired a network of global events, including Auckland’s own White Night. This is a free event across Auckland that showcases the diversity of art in and around the city.

Click here to see the programme of events and plan your White Night adventure – and don’t forget to add Pauanesia’s poi display to your list of artworks to explore on the night!

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