Olivia Webb

From Standing Room Only, 12:45 pm on 1 December 2019

Five migrant families from Kiribati, Zambia, Samoa, the Philippines and the Netherlands have written and performed deeply personal anthems for an art installation.  

The anthems range from the strongly political - climate crisis in the Pacific and racism - to intimate stories of unconditional love. 

Anthems of Belonging is the culmination of 18 months of work for Olivia Webb as part of her PHD.

She wanted to create an exhibition that reflects the lives of contemporary New Zealanders. Olivia also wants this to be an ongoing project, and is inviting other families to get involved writing their own anthems.

 Anthems of Belonging is on at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt and also at St Paul Street Gallery in Auckland where an anthem writing workshop will be held Monday 2 December.