Following our Kahoa workshop on Saturday 17 February, Sione Monu will be joined in talanoa with curator and writer Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai to discuss the influences on his practise and artistic processes. With a rich and varied practise spanning drawing, adornment, performance and image-making –and not least of all, as Instagram virtuoso– Monu will share reflections on moving across mediums and working on collective and independent projects.

Sione Monu is an artist of Tongan descent who works across the mediums of photography, moving-image, fashion and adornment, performance and drawing. Sione is a contributing member of the art collectives Fafswag and Witch Bitch.

Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai is an independent curator, writer, arts advocate and advisor. She is currently a Research Associate at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, working on a book on craft in Aotearoa New Zealand with Dr Damian Skinner and Karl Chitham. Kolokesa is also writing a book on Tongan arts, from a Tongan worldview, with Hūfanga Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina.