Aere ra Jim Vivieaere

Jim Vivieare

New Zealand born Cook Island Maori artist, curator and consultant Jim Vivieare passed away last week.  A pivotal figure in the New Zealand and Pacific Islands arts community, he was instrumental in raising the profile of New Zealand based Pacific Island artists and in 1994 curated the landmark show Bottled Ocean, the first survey exhibition to explore ‘Pacific Islandness’ in New Zealand.  He will be sadly missed.

Read Auckland Art Gallery Senior Curator Ron Brownson’s tribute here.

Aere ra Jim Vivieaere

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