Angela Tiatia (NZ/AU)

Holding On

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Angela Tiatia, [Holding On] (video still), 2015. Courtesy the artist and Buxton Contemporary.

Image: Angela Tiatia, Holding On (video still), 2015. Courtesy the artist and Buxton Contemporary.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Buxton Contemporary (outdoor) [i]
Cnr Southbank Blvd & Dodds St, Southbank
24 hrs




Wheelchair access



Holding On features the artist Angela Tiatia, struggling to not be washed off a cement slab by the relentless waves of an incoming tide on the Pacific nation of Tuvalu.

Tuvalu is one of the world’s lowest laying countries, and as such is already suffering the impacts of climate change. The ravaging of South Pacific nations by the effects of climate change is a strong line of cultural indictment throughout the artist’s practice.

This work can be viewed day and night on the Buxton Contemporary screen.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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