Vunilagi Vou is a shapeshifting gallery, community and consultancy space currently located in South Auckland.
Originally established in a commercial premises in Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland, Vunilagi Vou hosted a monthly programme of exhibitions profiling contemporary Pacific art, artists and ideas. The gallery was a site for sales, experimentation, re-thinking and embedding Pacific art in Pacific space.
In 2020, impacted by the global Covid-19 pandemic, Vunilagi Vou relocated to a refurbished site in suburban Papatoetoe, South Auckland. The gallery operated on an appointment-only basis and delivered a programme of bimonthly exhibitions, occasional workshops and talanoa events.
In 2021, Vunilagi Vou temporarily shifted operations to The Alexander Cafe in Ōtara offering space to deliver publicly accessible exhibitions and events and partner with Celebrate Aotearoa to create a hub for local entrepreneurial hustle.
In late 2021, Vunilagi Vou withdrew from producing a public exhibitions and events programme and instead focused on publishing projects and consultancy services in the areas of arts management, funding and proposal writing and social inclusion strategy. Read more here.
In 2022, Vunilagi Vou will open its fourth site in the form of VVxET in East Tāmaki, South Auckland. Read more here.