• Louisa Afoa

Essential Household Items is a still-life photographic series by Louisa Afoa for Te Tuhi’s Project Wall, juxtaposing antiques the artist’s mother has purchased with the intention of passing down to her daughters, alongside everyday objects from the family home that hold countless memories for the artist.

For Afoa, her mother’s delicate ornamental china collection, intended to be passed on as heirlooms, are less imbued with a sense of memory than frequently handled everyday household objects from the family home. Photographing these different objects next to each other, the artist opens up questions around intergenerational differences in the objects through which family memories are recalled and valued.

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  • 13 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 2010