For this exhibition, The Pantograph Punch asked eight Aotearoa artists to produce a series of posters and postcards responding to the display site, the soon-to-be-renovated mall in the centre of Old Papatoetoe.
While they vary widely in appearance, the works share some common themes. A number of them question the ways in which Papatoetoe and its neighbouring suburbs are changing with the spread of gentrification into South Auckland. Several make reference to the Pacific and Indian communities associated with Old Papatoetoe. Some express the artists’ personal connections to the area and its people.
The posters will remain on display until refurbishment of the mall commences in August. You are welcome to take some of the postcards away with you—to keep for yourself, or to pass on to family and friends.
Postcards from Papatoetoe: A pop-up & pocket exhibition
Curated by Francis McWhannell with assistance from Ema Tavola
21 July to 12 October 2016
Old Papatoetoe mall
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland