Join us to hear artist Jeremy Leatinu'u discuss his art practice, in particular his developing practice of the work Mai i ngā kei o te waka ki te ihu o ngā waka.

Jeremy Leatinu’u (Ngāti Maniapoto, Sāmoa) completed his BVA at the Manukau Institute of Technology in 2008, he then in 2009 completed a PGDip in Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland. Early video-documented performances helped establish Jeremy’s art practice and interest between site-specificity, performance art, and moving image. Works such as Public Observations II (2010), where market goers are forced to ebb and move around Jeremy, while he sits at the centre of a bustling market, or Tight rope (2011), a documented performance of Jeremy walking tightrope style down the middle of a busy road with cars cautiously passing by. Other recent works include collaborative and participatory events such as Kawea (2019) and Earthpusher (2017), and navigating the space between narration, visual arts, and film with works such as Mai i te kei o te waka ki te ihu o te waka (2018) and When the moon sees the sun (2019). Jeremy has shown in a number of film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Montréal First Peoples Festival, and the Wairoa Māori Film Festival. He has exhibited and presented collaborative projects throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand, including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Artspace Aotearoa, Te Tuhi, City Gallery Wellington, The Physics Room, Christchurch Art Gallery, internationally including Hawai’i, France, Venice, China, Germany, Spain, and New York. His work is in collections such as the University of Auckland, Christchurch Art Gallery, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Free, no booking required.


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Sat 09 Sep


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 201 Eastbourne Street East
  • Hastings 4122