Art enables us to lose ourselves and find ourselves at the same time. - Thomas Merton
AGGROculture is a Hawaii island based art collective consisting of Sally Lundburg, Margo Ray, Keith Tallett and Scott Yoell. We formed the collective in 2010, as a way to support and encourage each other’s art practices, collaborate on themed exhibitions, and present other artists to our island community. Our skills and art practices include filmmaking, sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking and large scale installation. Our individual biographies include curatorial experience, local and national awards, residencies, and museum and gallery exhibitions. By combining forces and sharing knowledge, we have expanded the possibilities of what we can do, both within the scope of our individual practices, and as a collective. We all believe that being just East of West, Hawaii is a microcosm for issues of local and global concern. We push each other to explore this rich culture and diversity in our work, and strive to be a voice counter to the fiction of paradise and pre-contact idealism.
WHO WE ARE
4 artists (2 couples), surviving and thriving in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Between us there are 2 homesteads, 3 children, 1 pig, 2 sheep, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 40 chickens. We maintain a strong studio practice on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island.
Keith is a mixed media artist, a second generation surfboard shaper and a tattoo practitioner of traditional Polynesian patterns. The process of making art for him becomes a way of creating dialogue between his cultural knowledge and practices, and his investigations as a contemporary artist. Learn more...