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Tongpop He-Story

06 August 2020 — 30 August 2020

This body of work follows Telly Tuita's continued journey across the Tongpop landscape, consisting of a series of portraits acting as self- examination. He-story depicts Tuita faceless, and at times absent, as he continuously explores themes now generally synonymous with Tuita’s work around masculinity, cultural & personal identity.

Telly Tuita is Tongan born Wellington artist. Tuita works predominantly in paint and photography. Concerned with location, connection and cultural identity, Tuita’s practice is an ongoing review of people and events which traverses time. Mythical figures feature prominently in the works alongside people from Tonga’s colonial history. Deeply personal and simultaneously reflective of the experiences of many, Tuita’s works are gaining recognition across Australasia for their relevance, complexity and assuredness.


Telly Tuita