Open studios 12-6pm / Artist talks 4pm

As Christina Pataialii's three-month residency at Gasworks in London draws to a close, there is an opportunity to see what she has been doing at this Open Studio event, and at the same time, get to know the other three international artists in residence who have been at Gasworks with Christina. This free event offers visitors a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.

Artists: Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico), Deborah Joyce Holman (Switzerland), Christina Pataialii (New Zealand), and Haider Ali Naqvi (Pakistan).


Christina's paintings operate between abstraction and representation, exploring the tensions that arise from merging culturally specific codes and visual languages. Her work reflects a globalised cultural context and responds to recent geopolitical movements towards the construction of physical and ideological boundaries, specifically in the resurgence of western nationalism. Issues around identity, heritage and debt are all contained within the works, rooted in the experience of growing up in working class migrant communities.

She is interested in how the formal language of paint relates to spaces of cultural belonging. During her residency she has been working directly on the wall and on unstretched canvas, activating the space in relation to the ideas she is exploring.

Christina Pataialii is represented by McLeavey Gallery in New Zealand.


  • Free


  • Sat 07 Dec


  • 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm


  • 155 Vauxhall St
  • London SE11 5RH, United Kingdom