Bergman Gallery Auckland is pleased to present an artist talk by Raymond Sagapolutele, Saturday 22nd October, 2pm. All welcome.

“Any concept of time that poses the past, present, and future as separate moments is incompatible with Samoan thinking. The ancestors do not recede into a lost time: in fact,…they are continually available.” – Albert Refiti.

Timeless, reflective and futuristic, Raymond Sagapolutele’s new exhibition Aua e te fefe / Don't be afraid, delivers a powerful statement of identity and resilience within a confronting global circumstance. Sagapolutele’s skull / ancestor motifs take on a multidimensional purpose, preserving, revaluing and reformatting past knowledge and relationships with advances in photographic style and post production. They are sign posts, markers that link diasporic generations of Pacific Islanders and self, to more informed notions of past and future.

Please note that this will be the final day of exhibition. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to


  • Free


  • Sat 22 Oct


  • 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm


  • 3/582 Karangahape Road
  • (Gallery entrance via 2 Newton Road)
  • Auckland, New Zealand