For 18-months Olivia Webb worked closely with five New Zealand families to write songs that reflect their feelings about place and belonging in Aotearoa. Each of the families, including the artist’s own, has composed an anthem that embraces their values, concerns, and aspirations - from the climate crisis in Kiribati to songs of thanksgiving to those who love unconditionally. Brought together in this exhibition, these songs form a collective expression of our community today, acknowledging the rich diversity and constantly changing nature of Aotearoa.

As part of this exhibition, Olivia will hold a free public workshop at St Paul St Gallery One with special guest Erebuka Tiiban. This workshop on Monday 2 December, 12.30pm - 1.30pm will be lead with help from special guest Erebuka Tiibin, who will teach us some of her family anthem. This is a rare opportunity to learn to speak (and sing) some I-Kiribati, and a time to practise some of the exercises that helped each family compose their anthem. All are welcome to attend.

Price

  • Free

Date

  • Mon 02 Dec

Time

  • 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Address

  • 40 St Paul Street
  • Auckland CBD