Michael Tuffery Exhibition opens 7 Sept, Wellington

This coming week Michel Tuffery's exhibition
called Lakapi (meaning: fifteen a side)
will open at Solander Gallery in Wellington.
The opening event on Wednesday 7 September from 5.30-7pm. 

This exhibition showcases a series of new prints
inspired by New Zealand's rugby history.

Michel Tuffery, Polynesian Rugby, 2010
Woodcut and Embossing, 56x76cm, edition of 18.

Michel Tuffery M.N.Z.M. is a multimedia artist 
whose art practice embraces painting, printmaking, sculpture and installations. 
Michel's imagery has been shaped by his research of past and present histories in Polynesia
and his personal encounters with the Islands and their peoples. 

This exhibition of woodblock prints, drawings and sculptural wall pieces 
reveals his empathy with the patterns and symbols 
of traditional Samoan Siapo (tapa) and Tatau (tattoo) designs 
tied to a unique contemporary vision.