• Christina Patailii

Event: Join us for coffee and an informal catch up with Christina on Friday at 11.30am, Friday 18 November in the McLeavey Gallery booth, B1.

In May 2018, Christina Pataialii painted west, a large scale temporary wall mural at the Aotearoa Art Fair. At the time she was one of the country’s most exciting recent graduates, and was making waves throughout the art scene.

Since then, Christina has gone from strength to strength - in four short years she has opened a solo exhibition at Te Tuhi, travelled to London for the Gasworks Residency, been awarded the inaugural Rydal Prize, exhibited at the City Gallery Wellington, completed a monumental installation at Tauranga Art Gallery and been curated into triennials at QAGOMA in Brisbane and the New Museum in New York.

Now, in 2022, Christina returns to the Aotearoa Art Fair with a solo exhibition of new paintings, on view from Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 November.

This new body of work is loaded with images and gestures familiar to Christina’s practice: picket fences; moons; scrubby, energetic clouds; rugby posts; and open, large, gestural brushwork. Yet there are subtle shifts, which indicate important developments.

A digital catalogue will be sent to our full mailing list on Wednesday 16 November, in the afternoon. We will not be doing pre-sales before the Fair opens for the VIP event at 11am on Wednesday.

For more information on the Aotearoa Art Fair and to buy tickets, visit

General Entry Fair Hours

  • Thursday 17 Nov, 11am – 5pm
  • Friday 18 Nov, 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday 19 Nov, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 20 Nov, 10am – 5pm


  • The Cloud
  • Queen's Wharf, 89 Quay Street
  • Auckland 1010