Back to top

FAFSWAG: Code Switch

FAFSWAG: Code Switch

MTG Hawke’s Bay is proud to present FAFSWAG: code switch, an exhibition of art by three members of the South Auckland based FAFSWAG Arts Collective.

Jermaine Dean, Akashi Fisi’inaua and Walters Prize nominee Pati Solomona Tyrell each work across a range of performative and photographic art forms, with a common relationship to communities of indigenous Moana heritage and diverse genders and sexualities.

FAFSWAG: code switch coincides with Te Huinga Takatāpui o Aotearoa 2018, the national hui of rainbow whānau that has been held regularly since 1987 and is hosted in Hawke’s Bay for the first time this year. The exhibition also marks MTG Hawke’s Bay’s first engagement with prominent themes of gender and sexuality diversity.

The title of the exhibition refers to how FAFSWAG Arts Collective members are often described as ‘constant shapeshifters,’ reflecting the way they express fluid identities through a range of creative genres and contexts. Code-switching is the practice of modifying expression (such as language, behaviour and appearance) to adapt to different sociocultural norms.

« Back   

View event on Eventfinda


Wednesday 12 December, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Thursday 13 December, 9:30am to 5:00pm


Restrictions: All Ages



MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
1 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

« Back   

View event on Eventfinda

Contact us

Phone +64 0800 847 488
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram

Visit us

100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110
Open every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Portions of information on this site are copyrighted

© 2018 Napier i-Site Visitor Centre - Napier - New Zealand

Napier Hawkes bay.

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© - / +64 0800 847 488 /