Tui Vutu, dolphins and pearls, 2022 (still)

dolphins and pearls Tui Vutu

26 March 2022 - 26 March 2022

Experience dolphins and pearls here. 

dolphins and pearls presents a collection of love songs from Tui Vutu to Tokairahe. This work pays tribute to Tui’s retrieval of Tokairahe’s shell necklace, an act of devotion in which he chased down Dakuwaqa, the mighty Shark God.


Tui Vutu is the moniker of J, an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Raised in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and Naarm, J hails from Levuka, Fiji. They explore expansiveness within hardware confines.

Videographer/Video Editor:

Marzia Solarian

Mix and Master:
Jos van Beek

This work is presented as part of Blue Oyster Performance Series, an experimental performance series which is part of Dunedin Fringe Festival and supported by Creative New Zealand.