Aupuni Space

Aupuni Space Contemporary Art Made in Hawai‘i

729 Auahi Street at Lana Ln.

Spread the News: Ulu Lāʻau Studios to Rent in Downtown Honolulu Creatives in all stages of their career looking for a sp...
12/13/2023

Spread the News:
Ulu Lāʻau Studios to Rent in Downtown Honolulu 

Creatives in all stages of their career looking for a space to work are encouraged to apply. With these affordable studios, we aim to help tackle the practical challenges artists face and increase their ability to take greater creative risks. The space contains lots of potential and room for changes based on your needs and permission from landlord. 

We have two large amazing studios to rent in the Hawaii Building on Bethel Street, across the Hawaii Theater in Downtown Honolulu. Available to rent individually or share with two artists in each studio. 

200 square feet, high ceilings, clean space, with shared bathrooms, on-site gated parking available in the building. Units 4, and 6 available. 

It’s a two story walk up, with street access. The best location, one minute walk to Fort Street Mall, Downtown, Chinatown with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby for when you need a lunch break. 

Minimum lease of 6 months, then rentals switch to month to month. Accessible 24/7. Looking for tenants who are interested in staying if space continues to be available. $500/month, including utilities. 

1127 Bethel Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Available to rent starting December 8, 2023. Viewings happening now! Simple agreement, ½ of one month’s rent deposit, spaces clean and ready to move in immediately!

Email Amber Khan at [email protected] for more information and viewings.

so pleased to print out this initial run of postcards for Aupuni Space, thoughtfully designed by studio m忠catch all five...
11/11/2023

so pleased to print out this initial run of postcards for Aupuni Space, thoughtfully designed by studio m忠

catch all five around town, and join us on November 18th!

So pleased to present this set of postcards for Aupuni Space Junior, thoughtfully designed by Studio m忠Catch all 5 aroun...
11/09/2023

So pleased to present this set of postcards for Aupuni Space Junior, thoughtfully designed by Studio m忠

Catch all 5 around town, and join us on November 18th!

NO WASTE, 2023 by mar mizunakaCeramic Ziplock Dryerpart of Aupuni Space JuniorNovember 4 – December 2, 2023Reception for...
11/07/2023

NO WASTE, 2023 by mar mizunaka
Ceramic Ziplock Dryer

part of Aupuni Space Junior

November 4 – December 2, 2023

Reception for the artists:
Saturday November 18
7–9 pm

Aupuni Space JuniorChris IsonoEduardo Joaquinmar mizunakaJosh SugaiNovember 4 – December 2, 2023Reception for the artist...
11/07/2023

Aupuni Space Junior

Chris Isono
Eduardo Joaquin
mar mizunaka
Josh Sugai

November 4 – December 2, 2023

Reception for the artists:
Saturday November 18
7–9 pm

Aupuni Space is pleased to present Aupuni Space Junior, a group exhibtion featuring artists of Hawaiʻi that we have not shown previously. This exhibition aims to recognize the efforts of young and emerging artists and create space for them in our programming.

10/21/2023
I can’t think of anyone else better to close out this exhibition with than these 2. Mahalo to all the friends and Aupuni...
10/08/2023

I can’t think of anyone else better to close out this exhibition with than these 2. Mahalo to all the friends and Aupuni Space ‘ohana who created a steady stream of visitors that kept us there long into the evening talking about Hal and Nanea’s works.

Hal Lum and Nanea Lum in ConversationSeptember 16 – October 6, 2023 Opening: Saturday September 16th 6–8pmAupuni Space i...
09/14/2023

Hal Lum and Nanea Lum in Conversation

September 16 – October 6, 2023 

Opening: Saturday September 16th 6–8pm

Aupuni Space is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Hal Lum and Nanea Lum, two artists of Hawai‘i who happen to share a medium and a last name. Built over several months of shared studio visits, conversations, and experimental exercises, this exhibition highlights historical works alongside newly commissioned works from both artists. Side by side, these paintings on canvas, paper, and wood are given the opportunity to complement each other and draw out each artist’s specific histories in unexpected ways, shifting playfully in time and style.

Artworks pictured:

1. Nanea Lum Untitled, 2023 Oil on canvas 36 x 36 in.
2. Hal Lum Take Five, 1990 Acrylic on paper 24 x 19 in.
3. Hal Lum Attention, 2022 Acrylic on paper 24 x 18 in.
4. Nanea Lum Kūkū Kapa, 2023 Acrylic and oil on canvas 35.5 x 35.5 in.

“One day I will grow enough ʻilima to make a lei for the lei maker and that is a promise.”50th State KidHonolulu, Hawaiʻ...
09/01/2023

“One day I will grow enough ʻilima to make a lei for the lei maker and that is a promise.”

50th State Kid
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Lei for “The Lei Maker”
50th State Kid and friends

September 1, 2023 4–9pm
September 2, 2023 12–6pm

Lei for “The Lei Maker”50th State Kid and friendsSeptember 1, 2023 4–9pmSeptember 2, 2023 12–6pmLei for “The Lei Maker” ...
08/29/2023

Lei for “The Lei Maker”
50th State Kid and friends

September 1, 2023 4–9pm
September 2, 2023 12–6pm

Lei for “The Lei Maker” (2023) is a two-day event that takes as its starting point a painting in oil on canvas, The Lei Maker (1901) by Theodore Wores (United States, 1859–1939), currently in the holdings of Honolulu Museum of Art (chartered 1922). 

“One day I will grow enough ʻilima to make a lei for the lei maker and that is a promise.”

Images:
1. Detail view of The Lei Maker, The John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Gallery, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2013.
2. Assorted merchandise branded with The Lei Maker as seen on zazzle.com, 2013. 
3. Museum shuttle adorned with The Lei Maker graphic, Honolulu Museum of Art parking lot, 2023.
All images by 50th State Kid

Ahupuaʻa Fishponds and Loʻi: OʻahuHoʻomau Nā Maka o ka ʻĀinaArts & Letters Nuʻuanu, 1164 Nuʻuanu Ave.July 7, 6pm exhibit...
07/06/2023

Ahupuaʻa Fishponds and Loʻi: Oʻahu
Hoʻomau Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina
Arts & Letters Nuʻuanu, 1164 Nuʻuanu Ave.

July 7, 6pm exhibition opening and reception
July 28, 6 pm film screening and discussion

Aloha mai kākou, please join us as we celebrate the work of Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina, an independent video production team, founded by Joan Lander and Puhipau who have documented and perpetuated the land and peoples of Hawai‘i for over forty years.

The work continues as Hoʻomau Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, a partnership between Pu’uhonua Society and Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, breathes new life and makes publically accessible the invaluable ʻike kūpuna housed in their collection. After three years of digitizing materials associated with NMOKA’s 1992 film Ahupuaʻa, Fishponds and Lo’i, Ho’omau Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina has organized the first of an ongoing exhibition and screening series presenting unseen video and transcripts. Ahupuaʻa, Fishponds and Loʻi: Oʻahu features kūpuna, kupaʻāina, and makaʻāinana speaking about loʻi kalo, loko iʻa, and storied places in various ahupuaʻa on the island of Oʻahu.

Join us on July 7th for an exhibition opening and reception at Arts & Letters Nu’uanu followed by a film screening and discussion with the film’s co-director, producer and community members on July 28th.

If you have not seen the film before or could use a refresher, please enjoy a free-viewing here or scan the QR Code on the poster above. We look forward to gathering again, as our kūpuna always have, sharing ʻai pono and remembering and envisioning what once was and what will be.

“Obaachan calling Aunty Wena”2023 by Claudia Kogachi9x11” acrylic on canvasframed by Josephine JelecichPart of Exit 8, o...
07/05/2023

“Obaachan calling Aunty Wena”
2023 by Claudia Kogachi
9x11” acrylic on canvas
framed by Josephine Jelecich

Part of Exit 8, on view through July 17 at Aupuni Space

Aupuni Space is proud to present a debut solo exhibition by Tāmaki, Aoteoroa based artist Claudia Kogachi. While in residence with TRADES A.i.R. for the past six weeks, Claudia developed a new series of paintings of her Obaachan, a longstanding subject of past works along with her Ojiichan, who passed in 2019. Following a series entitled Obaachan During the Lockdown, presented in 2020, which depicted her quotidian existence alone in Wahiawa; Exit 8 shows Obaachan welcoming her granddaughter again as they reunite face to face in the same house Claudia has been visiting all her life. Picking puakenikeni from a blooming tree in the yard; eating out together at Japanese BBQ, or Obaachan pausing their interaction to answer a call on her Motorola—their daily interactions are celebrated in vivid color.

This series also marks Claudia’s first time being able to make work in studio on paintings in Hawai‘i since establishing herself as a professional artist, and while being able to spend time in Wahiawa. Heretofore, her representations of her Grandparents lives and her connection to Hawaiʻi had always been realized from afar. Being able to exhibit these works in Hawai‘i provides a different connection with audience than possible anywhere else; firstly, with her extended family, and second in how anyone local will recognize the visual cues, obvious and subconscious, embedded in the work. This series continues to honor Claudia’s grandparents and their house in Wahiawa—and to observe the outsized importance of small moments.

Mahalo to U.H. Department of Art and Art History, and Ruth Foundation for the Arts, for their support of this project.

Mahalo Claudia! ~levels of smize
07/01/2023

Mahalo Claudia! ~levels of smize

“Obaachan picking puakenikeni” 2023 by Claudia Kogachi36x48” acrylic on canvas Part of “Exit 8”Opening Friday June 30, 2...
06/30/2023

“Obaachan picking puakenikeni”
2023 by Claudia Kogachi
36x48” acrylic on canvas

Part of “Exit 8”
Opening Friday June 30, 2023

Aupuni Space is proud to present a debut solo exhibition by Tāmaki, Aoteoroa based artist Claudia Kogachi. While in residence with TRADES A.i.R. for the past six weeks, Claudia developed a new series of paintings of her Obaachan, a longstanding subject of past works along with her Ojiichan, who passed in 2019. Following a series entitled Obaachan During the Lockdown, presented in 2020, which depicted her quotidian existence alone in Wahiawa; Exit 8 shows Obaachan welcoming her granddaughter again as they reunite face to face in the same house Claudia has been visiting all her life. Picking puakenikeni from a blooming tree in the yard; eating out together at Japanese BBQ, or Obaachan pausing their interaction to answer a call on her Motorola—their daily interactions are celebrated in vivid color.

This series also marks Claudia’s first time being able to make work in studio on paintings in Hawai‘i since establishing herself as a professional artist, and while being able to spend time in Wahiawa. Heretofore, her representations of her Grandparents lives and her connection to Hawaiʻi had always been realized from afar. Being able to exhibit these works in Hawai‘i provides a different connection with audience than possible anywhere else; firstly, with her extended family, and second in how anyone local will recognize the visual cues, obvious and subconscious, embedded in the work. This series continues to honor Claudia’s grandparents and their house in Wahiawa—and to observe the outsized importance of small moments.

Mahalo to U.H. Department of Art and Art History, and Ruth Foundation for the Arts, for their support of this project.

Coming up June 30th!TRADES A.i.R. resident Claudia Kogachi will present a group of paintings made over the past 4 weeks ...
06/21/2023

Coming up June 30th!

TRADES A.i.R. resident Claudia Kogachi will present a group of paintings made over the past 4 weeks at Aupuni Space.

“He‘e Nalu” 1993, by Hanalei HopfeBlock print in koa frame see it tonight buy it tonight!
06/03/2023

“He‘e Nalu” 1993, by Hanalei Hopfe
Block print in koa frame

see it tonight buy it tonight!

We’re closed this Friday eve / Saturday morning for special events! Join us on Saturday night for Kaka‘ako Night Market.
06/02/2023

We’re closed this Friday eve / Saturday morning for special events! Join us on Saturday night for Kaka‘ako Night Market.

p.282-283-Screen-printed Gloss over Inkjet on Archival Matte with Inkjet on Collaged Awagami Rice Paper with UV Printed ...
05/28/2023

p.282-283
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Screen-printed Gloss over Inkjet on Archival Matte with Inkjet on Collaged Awagami Rice Paper with UV Printed Glass - 13”x8.5” - Edition of 2+1 AP

part of Double Double, Protein Style, Animal Style with a Strawberry Shake and Chips

Wyatt Naoki Conlon

May 27 – June 17, 2023

artXchange looks  1: Kristen & Josh2: Aiala couture on Alec3: some Aupuni ‘Ohana
05/22/2023

artXchange looks

1: Kristen & Josh
2: Aiala couture on Alec
3: some Aupuni ‘Ohana

A visit to one aspect of  ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters, at Koa Gallery on KCC campus. The exhibition continues through mid A...
05/19/2023

A visit to one aspect of ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters, at Koa Gallery on KCC campus. The exhibition continues through mid August at Hōʻikeākeā, LCC campus, and East-West Center Gallery, UH Mānoa.

Curated by
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick
Josh Tengan
Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu

slide 1: “Kʻi Kupuna Series” 2012 by Carl F.K. Pao; acrylic on canvas
slide 2: “Ule 1” 2014 by Carl F.K. Pao; eucalyptus, niho manō, acrylic / “Kū” 2014 by Charlton Kupaʻa Hee; stoneware ceramic / “Lawelawe” 2013 by Kunane Wooton; milo and basalt
slide 3: “Desecration at its finest” 2023 by Keith Tallett; Flying Hawaiian Series; foam, plastic paint, resin stones
slide 4: “Makahiki 1779” 2015 by Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum; acrylic and aerosol on wood panel / “Walo” 2014 by Charlton Kupaʻa Hee; stoneware ceramic
slide 5: “Naniuaola” 2023 by Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum; vinyl
slide 6: Matt Dekneef and Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick at Koa Gallery

MOKU | KINO Photo by Be Ho CastleOpen Wednesday 11-3Friday 3-7Saturday 11-3
05/17/2023

MOKU | KINO
Photo by Be Ho Castle

Open Wednesday 11-3
Friday 3-7
Saturday 11-3

MOKU | KINO Photograph by Be Ho Castlepictured are MOKU | KINO collaborators Vai and Kaliko embracing under kapa, surrou...
05/13/2023

MOKU | KINO
Photograph by Be Ho Castle

pictured are MOKU | KINO collaborators Vai and Kaliko embracing under kapa, surrounded by trees.

MOKU | KINO is a photo series by Be Ho Castle, and a multimedia installation exploring the intimacy of q***r bodies and ...
05/11/2023

MOKU | KINO is a photo series by Be Ho Castle, and a multimedia installation exploring the intimacy of q***r bodies and land - the reflection of one in the other - as a call home from island diasporas.
Inspired by many works including Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa's poem "To Island," this installation and live performance is a dream return from the dizzying dislocation of the diaspora experience as we find many centers in q***r kin who nurture one another and the 'aina as one.

OPENING MAY 11TH
CLOSING MAY 20TH
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Live performance at 7:00 PM
AUPUNI SPACE // 729 Auahi Street

TW: some photos contain blood and needles

Collaborators:
Be Ho Castle
Kalikopuanoheaokalani Aiu
Hercules E. Goss-Kuehn
BB Anuhea Haroki Hoshide
Jin Kwak
Vai Alefosio
Aja Ho

War Drum, 1950 by Jean Charlot. lithograph from stone- plate, color trial proof, signed lower rightUp now at Ars Cafe, p...
05/05/2023

War Drum, 1950 by Jean Charlot. lithograph from stone- plate, color trial proof, signed lower right

Up now at Ars Cafe, part of Past/Present: a fine art sale to benefit Aupuni Space!

Jean Charlot, 1898-1979, was a distinguished artist, teacher, art historian, and playwright. He was born in Paris and moved to Mexico in 1921, where he played an instrumental role in the Mexican Mural Renaissance, completing the movement's first mural in true fresco in 1922-1923. After working as an  illustrator for an archeological expedition in the Chich’en Itza, Mexico, he came to the United States in 1928, where he worked as an artist, professor, and writer; moving to Hawaii in 1949. Charlot, known as "Palani" or Frenchman among his Hawaiian friends, was named a "Living Treasure" for his paintings and murals showing his deep appreciation of Hawaiʻi's culture.

Reclining Woman, 1950 by Madge Tennent. Up now at Ars Cafe, part of Past/Present: a fine art sale to benefit Aupuni Spac...
04/26/2023

Reclining Woman, 1950 by Madge Tennent. Up now at Ars Cafe, part of Past/Present: a fine art sale to benefit Aupuni Space!

Works on paper by Hal Lum, on display in our back office. All available for purchase.Come visit us Wednesdays and Saturd...
04/12/2023

Works on paper by Hal Lum, on display in our back office. All available for purchase.

Come visit us Wednesdays and Saturdays 11-3pm, Fridays 3-7pm.

Aupuni Space and Arts & Letters Gallery are pleased to invite you all to a dual-venue solo exhibition by Hal Lum, Paper ...
04/05/2023

Aupuni Space and Arts & Letters Gallery are pleased to invite you all to a dual-venue solo exhibition by Hal Lum, Paper Trail. Join us tonight at Aupuni and this First Friday at Arts & Letters for our opening receptions.

With a creative practice spanning seven decades, Hal Lum is one of Hawaii’s most prolific and imaginative artists, earning the respect and quiet admiration of his artist peers in Honolulu, as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, where he lived throughout the 70s and 80s. He is intellectually engaged with the world around him, studious and observant, and continually processing his internal and external reality through his disciplined approach to art-making. His works on paper are whimsical and serious all at once; they are a meditation on symbols, art-historical references, color, and composition.

While Hal primarily uses acrylic paint, he takes a drawing-like approach to each artwork. Often, a single work has many iterations, and is visibly layered with multiple ideas over time. His visual language remains strikingly cohesive and bold across time, media, and size – lending themselves to a unified world-making aesthetic narrative that feels distinct to the mind and spirit of Hal Lum.

Just a few hours away:Aupuni Space presents the CANDY single release show, with special guests (in order of appearance) ...
03/12/2023

Just a few hours away:

Aupuni Space presents the CANDY single release show, with special guests (in order of appearance) heroxhero, Stay, Feeble, and DJ Goya Girl. $10 at the door, goes to supporting all these talented musicians (many of them are our studiomates here at Aupuni).

See you soon!!

Tomorrow, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, join us for the closing event of Radical Wāhine of Honolulu 1945 f...
03/07/2023

Tomorrow, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, join us for the closing event of Radical Wāhine of Honolulu 1945 featuring Christina Heatherton in conversation with Mari Matsuda, Dean Saranillio, and radical changemakers of today.

Dr. Heatherton’s work regularly involves street-level organizers in conversations about real justice: rethinking prisons, policing, housing, and work in ways that will create a world of radical reciprocity, peace, and justice. Her book, Arise! Global Radicalism in the Era of the Mexican Revolution, explores the international connections among radical movements during the time of the Mexican Revolution. She uses the life of Elizabeth Catlett, a Black American woodcut printmaker working in Mexico, as an example of a life immersed in revolutionary thought, art, and internationalism. Catlett’s work was a direct inspiration – both in style and content – for Matsuda’s installation.

This event brings Dr. Heatherton into dialog with Honolulu’s radical wāhine of 1945, exploring their connections to worldwide movements of that period. What material conditions made progressive change seem so possible in 1945? In what way are those conditions in play today? Dr. Dean Saranillio will respond with insights from his study of the political history of Hawaiʻi in the 20th century. Changemakers from movements of today will join in the conversation, as we build the road to the world we want.

All are welcome to attend! Food and drinks will be provided. A tent will keep us dry from potential rain! Come right at 6pm if you would like to reserve a chair!

This event is made possible by the generous support of the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, Puʻuhonua Society, William S. Richardson School of Law, the Department of Ethnic Studies and Department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and hospitality partner Kaimana Beach Hotel.

It’s the final weekend to catch “Radical Wāhine of Honolulu, 1945”, we’re open today from 3-7pm and tomorrow from 11-3pm...
03/03/2023

It’s the final weekend to catch “Radical Wāhine of Honolulu, 1945”, we’re open today from 3-7pm and tomorrow from 11-3pm.

On Wednesday March 8th, we’ll be open from 11-3pm with a closing event from 6-8pm featuring Christina Heatherton in conversation with Mari Matsuda, Dean Saranillio, and radical changemakers of today.

Tomorrow, Saturday, we are open 11-3pm. In the evening, at 6pm join us for a poetry showcase hosted by ‘Ihilani Lasconia...
02/24/2023

Tomorrow, Saturday, we are open 11-3pm. In the evening, at 6pm join us for a poetry showcase hosted by ‘Ihilani Lasconia, including new works developed during a workshop the day before, in concert with Radical Wāhine of Honolulu, 1945. Following official performances will be an open mic opportunity for poets from the community.

Before too much time passes… a few images from our joyous opening for Radical Wāhine of Honolulu, 1945. Our open hours a...
02/14/2023

Before too much time passes… a few images from our joyous opening for Radical Wāhine of Honolulu, 1945. Our open hours are Wednesday 11-3, Friday 3-7, Saturday 11-3. Come by for a quiet moment of reflection.

collaborative interventions with ‘āina, wai and ki‘i pōhaku at Aupuni Space after performances by Léuli Eshrāghi, Hercul...
02/01/2023

collaborative interventions with ‘āina, wai and ki‘i pōhaku at Aupuni Space after performances by Léuli Eshrāghi, Hercules Goss-Kuehn and Kalikopuanoheaokalani Aiu.

ki‘i pōhaku by Carl F. K. Pao, originally presented in their exhibition, “PEWA II” at SPF Projects in May 2014.

Aupuni Space is pleased to present Radical Wahine of Honolulu, 1945, a solo exhibition by Mari Matsuda, opening this Sat...
01/30/2023

Aupuni Space is pleased to present Radical Wahine of Honolulu, 1945, a solo exhibition by Mari Matsuda, opening this Saturday, 6-8pm.

This installation is a portrait of a little known time in Hawai’i history when ordinary working women became progressive fighters who never backed down, even when persecuted by the federal government for their beliefs. It honors a cohort of nine visionaries who came of age in Honolulu in times of economic collapse and migration, of rising up against colonial domination, of revolutionary ideas. They questioned the necessity of labor exploitation, poverty, environmental degradation and war. They were young women defying the rules that said women should stay home, be quiet, forgo politics.

Matsuda grew up knowing these women, and created this installation for retrieval, suggestion, and inquiry–how did such determined change-makers emerge from Hawaiʻi’s plantation towns and urban ghettos? What can we learn from them? We invite an imagined conversation with the radical wahine of 1945, so that we may walk the same Honolulu streets they walked, feeling the optimism and courage that defined their lives.

Please join us to welcome Léuli Eshrāghi, our newest artist in residence in collaboration with  Come and engage with  in...
01/05/2023

Please join us to welcome Léuli Eshrāghi, our newest artist in residence in collaboration with

Come and engage with in a community conversation, led by Drew K Broderick, on Saturday, January 7th at 5:30pm at Aupuni Space. Refreshment and pūpū to follow.

You may have crossed paths with Léuli, as they are a frequent visitor to Hawai‘i. This month long residency presents an opportunity for Léuli to exchange ideas, gain knowledge of, and strengthen ties with Kanaka Maoli and their Hawaiʻi based allies. Léuli (Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese ancestry) works across visual arts, curatorial practice and university research to center Indigenous kin constellations, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial practices.While in residence at Aupuni Space, Eshrāghi will work with Kānaka ‘Õiwi and Hawai‘i-based poets and artists to conceive their performance, moving image, writing and installation project afiafi.

Meaning day, afternoon and fire in Sāmoan, afiafi affirms and situates non-colonial temporality where sensuality, pleasure, sexuality, joy, and spirituality—expressed in French, German and Austrian colonial collections of fau (hibiscus) and uʻa (paper mulberry) barkcloth obtained from the Sāmoan archipelago in the 1700s-1900s as much as in photographic archives of Indigenous ancestors—in symbiosis with kin animals, deities, and territories threatened by climate catastrophe, are deeply embraced. This work is not so much a response to the invisibility of non-binary and Indigenous-gendered people in Eurocentric art history upheld across the Great Ocean, but moreso a tender yet rigorous offering for today’s challenges of intersecting crises of violence against faʻafafine-faʻatama, māhū, q***r, trans, and non-binary bodies, and of Indigenous homelands threatened by the rising Great Ocean.

November flew by, and it’s already time for our second annual* artist swap meet! Support artists, support local, support...
12/06/2022

November flew by, and it’s already time for our second annual* artist swap meet! Support artists, support local, support secondhand!

Join us THIS SATURDAY 1-5PM as artists and members of our extended Aupuni ‘ohana sell their wares out on the pavement in front of our gallery and surrounding business (mahalo Bill and Fran!). You’ll find everything from art, artist made goods, crafts, produce, books and zines, wearables, and literally whatever trash and treasures we find in our closets, garages, and basements.

* a note to pause on: this will likely be our last swap meet here at 729 Auahi Street, because as many of you know, Kaka’ako is rapidly changing, and our block will be one of next to go. Support us and our neighbors while you can.

Aupuni Space is a one-of-a-kind gallery and venue currently located in the Kakaʻako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.We...
12/05/2022

Aupuni Space is a one-of-a-kind gallery and venue currently located in the Kakaʻako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.We are a hub for Oʻahu's art community and a site for lively, thought-provoking cultural engagement. Our programming enriches visitors' understanding and appreciation of their own histories, outlooks, and perspectives, allowing them to experience art in meaningful ways. We support experimental, risk-taking contemporary art and remain committed to championing people and expressions of place.

📸mahalo Jason Chu and Vincent Bercasio 📸

We are pleased to present a closing event for Lure of the Local(e). This coming Wednesday at sunset, join us for a commu...
11/25/2022

We are pleased to present a closing event for Lure of the Local(e). This coming Wednesday at sunset, join us for a community potluck; bring a dish to share that holds memories of home, family, place. Sit down for a talk story with Brandon Ng and Travis Hancock on the themes of the show including “local” identity and growing up in Hawaii. All are welcome!

Chinoiserie, 2020 by Brandon NgArchival Inkjet Print25" x 31" FramedPart of Lure of the Local(e)On view now through Dece...
10/22/2022

Chinoiserie, 2020 by Brandon Ng
Archival Inkjet Print
25" x 31" Framed

Part of Lure of the Local(e)
On view now through December 2nd

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