Salome Tanuvasa

Mirrored Systems

11 June - 13 July 2019

Salome Tanuvasa’s most recent body of work, Mirrored Systems, comprises a series of framed works on paper alongside an expansive wall drawing and an appliquéed fabric banner.

In a description of her practice Tanuvasa writes: “Humans communicate through language that is both verbal and visual. Here, I am looking at arrangements of colour, form and scale. Systems of meaning and understanding are interconnected with the materials I explore, providing space for quiet contemplations to be acknowledged.”

By examining the notion of a line and its curve, and the means by which forms and marks can be interpreted, Tanuvasa hopes to convey some of the ways connections are made between people and their experiences of living. In an essay written to accompany her 2018 exhibition, In a Midnight Hour, Professor Peter Shand of Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts described Tanuvasa’s artworks as being “lightly tethered to language. Or not tethered but aware of it. As if language were an aural or visual memory.”

Salome Tanuvasa completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Elam in 2014. She has made shows in Auckland, Wellington and Sydney as well as in Huangzhou, where in 2018 she was awarded the YAF Creative Award by the China Academy of Art.

Mirrored Systems is Tanuvasa’s second solo exhibition at Tim Melville.

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
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cotton applique and brass eyelets on calico
1240mm H x 4260mm W

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acrylic on card
410mm H x 370mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 370mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 370mm W (frame)
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 370mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
Installation View

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marker pen on paper
730mm H x 890mm W (frame)

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marker pen on paper
730mm H x 890mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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marker pen on card
730mm H x 890mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
Mirrored Systems
June 2019
Installation View

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Salome Tanuvasa
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marker pen on paper
405mm H x 495mm W (frame)

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marker pen on paper
405mm H x 485mm W (frame)

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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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marker pen on paper
425mm H x 385mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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marker pen on paper
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)

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Salome Tanuvasa
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acrylic on card
410mm H x 365mm W (frame)