Creating a home for storytelling
The Gallery in LOST EDEN is a multi-year storytelling project dedicated to decolonizing the arts through truth and reconciliation. The multidisciplinary project seeks to fabricate a new model of repatriation and reconciliation of Oceania art, cultural, and ancestral items to empower Indigenous owned institutions and stewardship.
What's on at the gallery
Drawn mainly from LOST EDEN's permanent collection, this exhibit presents artworks that engage with the pioneering works of Tali Alisa Hafoka, a second generation Oceania fine arts painter. Her work is uniquely positioned between her La'ie, Glendale, and Samoan experiences of home and family life. Culture, Containers, and Consumption celebrates Hafoka's artistic and visual storytelling that has birthed a distinct style of still life portrayed in vibrant and emotive colors. Through her paintings and sculptures, Hafoka explores the activation of storytelling in a longing for home and freedom.
Organized by The Gallery in LOST EDEN.
TALI ALISA HAFOKA
neighborhood take over
LOST EDEN Space opens with a west side take over of visuals, sound, and taste all homegrown and all Glendale, representing the deep roots and heritage of Salt Lake City.
CULTURE, CONTAINERS, AND CONSUMPTION
Inaugural spring exhibition of The Gallery in LOST EDEN welcomes Tali Alisa Hafoka in a debut exhibit of Culture, Containers, and Consumption
CULTURE & CONVERSATIONS
Join us for a special week of food and events pairing featuring a Seattle favorite: Vegan Foodie and Homegrown Cook Kelcy (Latu) Ponciano-Ahue.
Women Creators Pitch Tournament
The Space in LOST EDEN teams up with STRT to offer the Women Creators Pitch Tournament. This event is for creators to move their idea forward, connect with awesome people, and get a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes and services.
Bringing our stories home
The Gallery seeks to design (k)new ways of engaging with museums, archives, and collections that house tangible and intangible heritage of Oceania by moving away from object based narratives, and focusing more on public policy and community oriented storytelling. At a minimum, The Gallery is establishing an authority of documentation and interpretation of collections, visual media, material culture, and art. We seek to create new narratives that are told for, by, and owned by the communities from which the stories' heritage originate.