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Niu Warrior exhibition

Griffith Regional Art Gallery is proud to be hosting Niu Warrior: NRL Stars of the Pacific. 

This exuberant and masculine exhibition showcases photographic portraits of over 30 of the NRL’s finest superstars including Jarryd Hayne, Michael Jennings, Fuifui Moimoi, Frank Puletua, Nigel Vagana & Ruben Wiki.

The exhibition is comprised of two different bodies of photographic artwork, the first series titled Body on the Line, by artist Greg Semu, is comprised of twelve elegantly executed life size portraits of NRL superstars wearing traditional Polynesian dress and holding objects of personal significance.

The second series titled Mana Pasifika, is by Ethan Mann with the assistance of Frank Puletua and comprises of six large scale photographs that capture NRL superstars in traditional Polynesian dress, immersed in dramatic hyperreal landscapes of significant Polynesian islands.

Gallery Coordinator, Raymond Wholohan said the exhibition is perfect for this area as Griffith has both a strong love of Rugby League, as well as a large Polynesian community.

“Niu Warrior is a fantastic example of contemporary photography and it will appeal to anyone with a love or interest in photography,” said Mr Wholohan.

“It is a must for any NRL fans or anyone with an interest in the culture and islands of Polynesia – I highly recommend visiting the Gallery to take in these awe inspiring photographs.

The exhibition is on loan from the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, part of the Liverpool City Council.
Niu Warrior: NRL Stars of the Pacific runs until the Sunday 4 October. For further information, please contact the Gallery on 02 6962 8338 or visit www.griffithregionalartgallery.com.au

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