Cerisse Palalagi

March 15, 2008

ASB Polyfest 2008

Filed under: Baby, costume, dance, festival, Kapahaka, Maori, moko, pacific, Te Arawa — Cerisse Palalagi @ 5:36 am

Kahurangi ki Maungawhau A.G.G.S
(My younger sister Ngaronoa is #5 in the line)


12-15th March

This annual event is the largest Maori & Pacific Islands’ cultural festival in the world.
For $3, it was the best day out in ages. My dad, sister Waiora & son Rangiteaorere attended the festival to watch My younger sister Ngaronoa perform in the Kahurangi ki Maungawhau kapa haka group from Auckland Girls Grammar School. They totally nailed their performance today, we were really proud to see her sing & perform.
It was great seeing all the other stages too, Niue, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands & the Diversity stage.

March 12, 2008

Come together @ Artstation with Natalie & Mumu te awha Couch


Mumu te awha Couch

November 1, 2007

E moe i te wahine ringa raweke -Opening @ Kura Gallery

Sam Farquhar, Vanessa Edwards,
Natalie Couch, Cerisse Palalagi

Sams woodcuts

Vanessa & Arihia Latham Coates

Gaylene Peterson & Natalie Couch

Me

October 10, 2007

Whakawatea – New works on paper

Title: Tūāpā – to clear the way

Cerisse Palalagi
2007 screenprint
Edition 1/1

In celebratiion of Spring/ Summer I have started a series of prints based on the notion of ‘Whakawatea’- to clear, free, make way.

I am layering the Fresh green oval shapes over the top of one another, creating a sense of depth, inviting the viewer to take a closer look, and reveal multi layered imagery.

Inspiration has come from Papatuanuku herself, New growth on trees, freshly cut grass and making way for new ideas, new ways of thinking, living, and looking.
I have always wanted to use Maori imagery in my prints, & this has presented me with the opportunity to express my love for Kowhaiwhai and Maori artefacts.

These prints are only part of a larger series I am building up for a 5 women printmakers show called, “E moe i te wahine ringa raweke” – Marry the woman with busy hands.
Artists involved in the show are Vanessa Edwards, Sam Farquhar, Ruth Green Cole, Natalie Couch and myself.
Exhibition dates , opening: Saturday 27th October, 4.30pm
The show will be at Kura Gallery,19 Allen Street
Wellington
Ph: 04 802 4934 Fax: 04 802 4935Email: info@kuragallery.co.nz

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