Tūārangi – A Hine Pae Kura Collective Exhibition

“Tūārangi” explores the impact of time on our experiences as Māori and particularly on our experiences as Māori women.

The pieces on display will draw on different parts of this kaupapa, and reflect the unique & various individualities of each collective member – Sian Montgomery-Neutze, Xoë Hall, Keri-Mei Zagrobelna, Rangimarie Jolley, Pikihuia Haenga & Miriama Grace-Smith.

For some of us, time is a deep past, a focus in the future or even an abstraction that cannot be reached by human fingertips.

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Words Remain – Nga Kupu ka mau tonu

Words Remain gathers and promotes of exciting emerging Māori writers all based in Te Whanganui A Tara. A selection of five poems from five different Māori writers have been printed, black ink onto clear vinyl, and will be on display from the 12th of October until the 1st of November.

Words Remain looks to showcase the diversity of Māori writers amongst Māori. Each piece is distinctively unique to each writer, but ultimately the exhibition gives an overview of the varying viewpoints and styles occurring in contemporary Māori Poetry.

We thank our esteemed guest writers, Patricia Grace, and Briar Grace Smith for reading with us on opening night, warming up and blessing the space. 

We hope that you enjoy the exhibition and when you leave, pay attention to the ways in which these words remain with you.

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He Timatanga Hou – A New Beginnings Exhibition

When the Pleiades constellation rises in the north-eastern sky it signifies Matariki, the Māori new year. During this time, crops are harvested and sown, and whānau come together to remember the past and those gone, and to look towards what lies ahead. Matariki is a time of new beginnings, ‘He Timatanga Hou’. This exhibition is to celebrate and acknowledge the artistic tributes and talents of a new generation of contemporary Māori artists. By supporting our emerging artists we are not only acknowledging our Tīpuna but as a collective, giving strength to mahi toi through the exciting and diverse range of works presented in this exhibition.

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