“Straight lines were always admired in monomono, but sometimes in life we go sideways. While we try to walk straight and do our best, the nature of life means that things are rarely straight and linear”, says Ane.
Ane’s work can be seen at her exhibition at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, and gives audiences an insight into her design-thinking and making process. On display will be eight monomono pani, designed in reflection on the cornerstones of Ane’s life; home, family, Christ, and celebrating Tongan culture.
Her exhibition 'Making Monomono' runs from 13 August to 9 September, with the opening on Sunday 14 August at 11am.
Visitors are also invited to attend 'Making with Ane' sessions, every Wednesday from 17 to 31 August, between 11am-12pm, where she demonstrates making monomono pani. She will be joined by members of her family and curator Rachel Yates.
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is a creative space where the city’s art communities interact, produce innovative works, teach, and exhibit in the heart of Wellington. Visit ToiPoneke.nz for exhibition and public programme details.