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OPENING NIGHT MONDAY 28 MAY. 6.30PM – 8.30PM. Earth, Wind & Fire is a collection of video works from three New Zealand based artists.

Tuafale Tanoai a.k.a Linda T | Ahilapalapa Rands | Vaimaila Urale

Through choices made when shooting, editing and installing, these artists attempt to navigate, explore and subvert traditional modes of story telling in a modern day landscape.

The three artists are founding members of the artists collective D.A.N.C.E. Art Club and can also be found taking part in this years Next Wave Festival here in Melbourne.

Earth Wind & Fire will open on MONDAY 28th of May to let people have a chance to meet and talk with the artists before they jet back home to NZ.


Born and raised in Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand 1962

Currently lives and works in Auckland

Completed a Master of Art and Design (Visual Arts) at AUT University 2009 specialising in video installation art. Linda’s art practice focuses on short story documentaries through photography and video and describes her kaupapa as being one that is based on ‘koha’ – often made with and gifted back to the communities involved.

Linda has also worked with various organisations from community to government lead incentives with special interest in Pacific women’s health, youth and volunteer based projects. In addition to this she has worked in local radio, TV and short film and is widely recognized for her contributions to small communities in New Zealand through her tireless efforts as a documenter since the early 1980’s.

Writer, Creative Director, Producer of Linda T. TV: a live performance that involves a production crew, cameras, lights, tripods, televisions, public gallery spaces and people that willingly engage with the media created for a future Pacific library instalment project. She is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E. Art Club



Born & Raised in rural Northland and Auckland, New Zealand 1987

Currently lives and works in Auckland

Completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at AUT University 2009, specialising in video installation and performance art. Since Graduating Rands has been involved in many solo and collaborative projects. She recently was involved in the debut, opening show of Ferrari Gallery in Auckland and has shown here in Melbourne at TCB gallery. Rands was a founding member of arts collective ‘Li’l Mama’s Art Klub’. She is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E. Art Club.



Born in Fagamalo, Savaii, Samoa 1972

Currently lives and works in Auckland

Completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at AUT University 2009, specialising in video installation art. Vaimaila works experimentally with video, new media, installation and performance based art. She has a strong focus on collaborative practice. Vaimaila recently collaborated with digital media artist Johann Nortje to create Typeface, an interactive artwork using motion sensor technology. Typeface featured at The Edge, Aotea Centre, Auckland, and Ramp Gallery in Hamilton, NZ. Vaimaila is currently working on a Creative NZ funded project with digital media artist Rangituhia Hollis to create three interactive artworks, for an exhibition at Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland.

Vaimaila was also a founding member of art collective Li’l Mama’s Art Klub. She is a member of art collective D.A.N.C.E Art Club, who have recently completed projects at Erupt Taupo Arts Festival, and Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.

Earlier Event: 3 May
Later Event: 5 July