Te maramatanga aoao nui, makes reference to a phase or form of light – this particular phase – A wintry form of light or The kind of light that prevails in winter. 
This intimate collection of mixed media work by Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere, illuminates narratives of reclaiming self, voice, whakapapa, land, imagery, knowledge, identity – a resilient light from darkness.
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Te Maramatanga Aoao Nui is an intimate collection of recent mixed media work by Tolaga Bay-based artists, Tai and Kaaterina Kerekere.
The exhibition title is a term used to describe a particular kind of light that prevails in winter.
As a project contributing to Matariki, this suite of art works illuminates narratives of reclaiming self, voice, whakapapa, land, knowledge and an expression of Māori identity as a resilient light projecting from darkness.
Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu
Kaaterina is a mother of four, and works from her home based design business in Ūawa, Tolaga Bay. She is passionate not only about her own work, but the development and flourishing of art and art practices within her community, supporting rangatahi, emerging artists as well as established artists to expand and extend their practice.
Kaaterina is a recent recipient of a Creative New Zealand Scholarship supporting her placement in the 2020 Leadership New Zealand cohort.
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Te Whānau ā Kai, Ngai Tai, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tahu
Art is an expression of ones’ self-identity.
His recent body of work created a platform for his Masters in Professional Creative Practice, the series ‘Vessels of Knowledge’, is a progression from his previous work based around notions of identity. This new direction explores light, form and line to illuminate the human body as a vessel, to retain and pass on knowledge.