FAFSWAG BALL 2015

By FAFSWAG

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Fafswag Ball 2015

Project 2015-08-09 11:47:51 +1200

In 2012 Pacific visual artist Tanu Gago and Pati Solomona Tyrell created a Pacific LGBTQI arts brand entitled FAFSWAG which combined a colloquial abbreviation of the Samoan term for third gender ‘Faáfafine’ i.e. FAF with the urban slang word for style, SWAG.

 

The brand spoke to the gender and sexual diversity of Pacific people living in the urban landscapes of Auckland, New Zealand. Created as an online portal for Pacific LGBTQI+ identified communities to connect / discourse / socialise / share and collaborate through mutual creative interest.

 

Over time the brand has gone on to work with community on various arts projects that cover a diverse spectrum of the creative industry, including but not exclusive to , Dance, Performing arts, Photography, Film, Visual arts, Writing and Experimental works.

 

Similar to our online portal the brand functions by bringing people together just because… In doing this we identified pretty early that our fab community don’t really have access to public space where we can be ourselves, do and talk about the things that interest us. So producing events, gatherings, experiences, activations quickly became one of our core practices as an art collective.

 

We now have ten official members that play key roles in organising and delivering our yearly calendar of community events / activations. All of which is voluntary work where none of the artists / members get paid.

 

Producing events and creating space has meant sometimes door knocking in our local hood and scabbing money off people with the means to support us. This is why we are here asking for your help. This year we would like to deliver our third instalment of what has been one of our largest events. THE FAFSWAG BALL 2015.

 

The FAFSWAG Ball is an even that combines American New York City ball culture with local Maori and Pacific flavour. The ball scene has been steadily growing and NZ and we have been fortunate enough to watch it go from strength to strength. It has been important as an art collective invested in nurturing this rear form of self-expression for a generation of kiwi’s enamoured by Vogue / ballroom culture and it’s meaning, impact and relevance to their lives, interests and passion.

 

So we are asking for your help to get his years ball into a suitable space and make it turnt up as possible in honour of our emerging vogue community, and those that seek to slay the Ballroom Floor with their exceptional talent / voice and expression.

 

 

So please pledge and help us to produce an event that expands on its previous versions and affords our community a space to claim and own. We are seeking a modest $3000 dollars to go towards our operational cost such as venue and production expenses like audio, staging and lighting. 

 

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Updates 2

REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS!!

14/10/2015 at 10:44 AM

REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS!! Thank you to all our current pledges. Day3 and we're just past the quarter mark. Did we mention that there are some great rewards for our pledges. One of which are these custom FAFSWAG t-shirts. But also the chance to have a our talented in-house photographers come and snap some portraits for you. So click the link below and make a pledge for FAFSWAG BALL.

THANK YOU

14/10/2015 at 10:39 AM

SEVEN PLEDGES YAY!! Not bad for the first day. Thank you to everyone that has pledged so far we are pretty stoked to receive your kind support. I know 25 days seem pretty ambitious to raise 3K but feeling optimistic with some of these prizes. Hit the link below to check out some of the cool stuff up for grabs and make a pledge otherwise feel free to just make a small donation. every cent counts. 

    Pledgers 63

    Kassie Hartendorp
    2015-11-05 21:49:07 +1300
    Lisa
    2015-11-05 21:22:16 +1300
    Moira Clunie
    2015-11-05 19:55:04 +1300
    Misha Joku
    2015-11-05 19:01:57 +1300

    "Can't wait for the ball! <3"

    Catrina Lolohea
    2015-11-05 12:27:25 +1300

    "Lots of Love FAFSWAG FAMILY! Cat xo"

    Molana Sutton
    2015-11-05 12:05:51 +1300

    "Love your work!! <3 xo"

    Brett Stirling
    2015-11-05 10:00:04 +1300
    Yun Huang
    2015-11-04 13:59:04 +1300
    Kim Wheatley
    2015-11-04 13:02:06 +1300

    "x"

    Josephine Nguyen-Stevenson Manetoa
    2015-11-04 06:50:20 +1300
    Alo Ativalu
    2015-11-03 22:29:22 +1300

    "Wish we could be there in support! Love Alo & Lea"

    Phoebe
    2015-11-03 09:27:35 +1300
    Kyla Hansell
    2015-11-02 22:51:18 +1300
    Teokotai Paitai
    2015-10-29 10:38:59 +1300

    "Ka pai, cherry pies xx"

    Jacinta
    2015-10-23 22:27:23 +1300
    don
    2015-10-23 16:25:39 +1300

    "Good luck...Guys, this gets you over the mark...Vogue your Tits off! :)"

    Melanie
    2015-10-23 14:08:18 +1300
    Awhina Paul
    2015-10-23 14:02:15 +1300
    Nik
    2015-10-23 08:59:03 +1300
    Kate Louise Elliott
    2015-10-22 14:47:26 +1300
    Tuiloma Lina Samu
    2015-10-22 14:19:10 +1300

    "I am so very proud to be supporting you FAFSWAG aiga! Alofa tele atu ma ia manuia!"

    Brooke
    2015-10-21 20:45:36 +1300
    Allan
    2015-10-21 20:04:29 +1300
    Karin Williams
    2015-10-21 18:25:05 +1300

    "Kia kaha!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-21 15:10:31 +1300
    Jono Selu
    2015-10-21 11:11:25 +1300
    Czarina Alisi
    2015-10-20 22:58:28 +1300

    "XX "

    Reuben
    2015-10-19 19:34:19 +1300
    Jack Trolove
    2015-10-19 19:19:54 +1300
    Dudley Benson
    2015-10-19 17:42:58 +1300

    "We want your FAF in Dunedin xxx"

    Followers 2

    Followers of FAFSWAG BALL 2015

    Fafswag Ball 2015

    Project 2015-08-09 11:47:51 +1200

    In 2012 Pacific visual artist Tanu Gago and Pati Solomona Tyrell created a Pacific LGBTQI arts brand entitled FAFSWAG which combined a colloquial abbreviation of the Samoan term for third gender ‘Faáfafine’ i.e. FAF with the urban slang word for style, SWAG.

     

    The brand spoke to the gender and sexual diversity of Pacific people living in the urban landscapes of Auckland, New Zealand. Created as an online portal for Pacific LGBTQI+ identified communities to connect / discourse / socialise / share and collaborate through mutual creative interest.

     

    Over time the brand has gone on to work with community on various arts projects that cover a diverse spectrum of the creative industry, including but not exclusive to , Dance, Performing arts, Photography, Film, Visual arts, Writing and Experimental works.

     

    Similar to our online portal the brand functions by bringing people together just because… In doing this we identified pretty early that our fab community don’t really have access to public space where we can be ourselves, do and talk about the things that interest us. So producing events, gatherings, experiences, activations quickly became one of our core practices as an art collective.

     

    We now have ten official members that play key roles in organising and delivering our yearly calendar of community events / activations. All of which is voluntary work where none of the artists / members get paid.

     

    Producing events and creating space has meant sometimes door knocking in our local hood and scabbing money off people with the means to support us. This is why we are here asking for your help. This year we would like to deliver our third instalment of what has been one of our largest events. THE FAFSWAG BALL 2015.

     

    The FAFSWAG Ball is an even that combines American New York City ball culture with local Maori and Pacific flavour. The ball scene has been steadily growing and NZ and we have been fortunate enough to watch it go from strength to strength. It has been important as an art collective invested in nurturing this rear form of self-expression for a generation of kiwi’s enamoured by Vogue / ballroom culture and it’s meaning, impact and relevance to their lives, interests and passion.

     

    So we are asking for your help to get his years ball into a suitable space and make it turnt up as possible in honour of our emerging vogue community, and those that seek to slay the Ballroom Floor with their exceptional talent / voice and expression.

     

     

    So please pledge and help us to produce an event that expands on its previous versions and affords our community a space to claim and own. We are seeking a modest $3000 dollars to go towards our operational cost such as venue and production expenses like audio, staging and lighting. 

     

    Comments

    REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS!!

    14/10/2015 at 10:44 AM

    REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS!! Thank you to all our current pledges. Day3 and we're just past the quarter mark. Did we mention that there are some great rewards for our pledges. One of which are these custom FAFSWAG t-shirts. But also the chance to have a our talented in-house photographers come and snap some portraits for you. So click the link below and make a pledge for FAFSWAG BALL.

    THANK YOU

    14/10/2015 at 10:39 AM

    SEVEN PLEDGES YAY!! Not bad for the first day. Thank you to everyone that has pledged so far we are pretty stoked to receive your kind support. I know 25 days seem pretty ambitious to raise 3K but feeling optimistic with some of these prizes. Hit the link below to check out some of the cool stuff up for grabs and make a pledge otherwise feel free to just make a small donation. every cent counts. 

      Kassie Hartendorp
      2015-11-05 21:49:07 +1300
      Lisa
      2015-11-05 21:22:16 +1300
      Moira Clunie
      2015-11-05 19:55:04 +1300
      Misha Joku
      2015-11-05 19:01:57 +1300

      "Can't wait for the ball! <3"

      Catrina Lolohea
      2015-11-05 12:27:25 +1300

      "Lots of Love FAFSWAG FAMILY! Cat xo"

      Molana Sutton
      2015-11-05 12:05:51 +1300

      "Love your work!! <3 xo"

      Brett Stirling
      2015-11-05 10:00:04 +1300
      Yun Huang
      2015-11-04 13:59:04 +1300
      Kim Wheatley
      2015-11-04 13:02:06 +1300

      "x"

      Josephine Nguyen-Stevenson Manetoa
      2015-11-04 06:50:20 +1300
      Alo Ativalu
      2015-11-03 22:29:22 +1300

      "Wish we could be there in support! Love Alo & Lea"

      Phoebe
      2015-11-03 09:27:35 +1300
      Kyla Hansell
      2015-11-02 22:51:18 +1300
      Teokotai Paitai
      2015-10-29 10:38:59 +1300

      "Ka pai, cherry pies xx"

      Jacinta
      2015-10-23 22:27:23 +1300
      don
      2015-10-23 16:25:39 +1300

      "Good luck...Guys, this gets you over the mark...Vogue your Tits off! :)"

      Melanie
      2015-10-23 14:08:18 +1300
      Awhina Paul
      2015-10-23 14:02:15 +1300
      Nik
      2015-10-23 08:59:03 +1300
      Kate Louise Elliott
      2015-10-22 14:47:26 +1300
      Tuiloma Lina Samu
      2015-10-22 14:19:10 +1300

      "I am so very proud to be supporting you FAFSWAG aiga! Alofa tele atu ma ia manuia!"

      Brooke
      2015-10-21 20:45:36 +1300
      Allan
      2015-10-21 20:04:29 +1300
      Karin Williams
      2015-10-21 18:25:05 +1300

      "Kia kaha!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-21 15:10:31 +1300
      Jono Selu
      2015-10-21 11:11:25 +1300
      Czarina Alisi
      2015-10-20 22:58:28 +1300

      "XX "

      Reuben
      2015-10-19 19:34:19 +1300
      Jack Trolove
      2015-10-19 19:19:54 +1300
      Dudley Benson
      2015-10-19 17:42:58 +1300

      "We want your FAF in Dunedin xxx"

      Followers of FAFSWAG BALL 2015

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 06/11/2015 at 10:00 AM.