The Vivian Gallery will host an exceptional exhibition this month curated by Alexis Neale, an internationally recognised contemporary printmaker and weaver of Maori descent. The show will include a broad range of disciplines from many acclaimed contemporary Maori artists including: Charlotte Graham, Emily Karaka, Star Gossage, Ngati Taepa, Saffron Ratana, Ra Gossage, Kura Te Waru Rewiri, Andrea Hopkins, Simon Kaan, Nigel Borell, Jasmine Te Hira, and Alexis herself.
“As a place to display and care for one’s belongings, this gallery acts as a treasure house to care for artwork made by the artists, creating conversations around historical and contemporary stories which are relevant today.
“The wharenui is a universally acknowledged symbol of traditional Maori culture. It is a place of peace and growth, learning and understanding. Essentially, this show will focus on whare tangata – it’s about the people. It is making connections to our genealogical links to family, our friendships and our connections to Toi Maori that bring us together.”
There will be a powhiri before the opening on Saturday August 13 at 3pm, followed by opening drinks from 4-6pm. The show runs through to September 18.
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