ARTBAR happens after dark on the last Friday of every month.
For the month of June, exhibitions, music and live acts come together under the direction of artist Latai Taumoepeau, transforming the MCA into a pulsating piece of performance art.
Friday 30 June 2017, 7-11pm
Throughout the MCA
$18 MCA Members and Concessions*
(subject to availability)
$22 MCA Members and Concessions*
Ages 18 +
*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders
*Booking fees apply
About Latai Taumoepeau
Latai Taumoepeau is a body-centred performance artist; her story is of her homelands, the Island Kingdom of Tonga and her birthplace; the Eora Nation – Sydney, and everything far and in-between. She mimicked, trained and un-learned dance, in multiple institutions of knowledge, starting with her village, a suburban church hall, nightclubs and a university.
Latai activates Indigenous philosophies and methodologies; cross-polinating ancient practices of ceremony with her contemporary processes & performance work to re-interpret, re-generate and extend her movement practice and its function in and from Oceania. She engages in the socio-political landscape of Australia with sensibilities in race, class & the female body politic; committed to bringing the voice of marginalised communities to the frangipani-less fore ground.
Image: Latai Taumoepeau, Shell money, 2015, September 25th 2015, MCA ARTBAR Curated by Taloi Havini, photographer- Leslie Liu