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Where Are You From | Naomi Azoulay

Monday 15th July-Saturday 10th August 2024

When people of ethnic backgrounds are asked, "Where are you from?" not only does this question imply a lack of belonging, but it is also laden with assumptions. One of these assumptions is that there is a simple answer to the question, that they are from one specific place or background. In reality, people's backgrounds are complex and layered. Within this collection, each portrait offers a nuanced depiction, showcasing individuality while celebrating agency, strength, and beauty.

Award-winning artist Naomi Azoulay draws upon her own immigrant experiences to capture the rich cultural diversity of Aotearoa's communities. Through her artwork, she prompts viewers to contemplate the assumptions that often arise when encountering people from different backgrounds. Immerse yourself in a vibrant and captivating collection of representational portraits featuring individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds in Aotearoa

Join Naomi also for an opening celebration 5.30pm Monday 15th July.



July 15–20, 22–27, 29–31
August 1–3, 5–10


10am - 5pm Mon - Fri & 10am - 2pm Sat


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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