Kahui Mareikura / Indigenous Sisters

Date & Time: 6:00 pm June 30, 2023
- 3:00 pm July 23, 2023

A Toi o Taranaki ki te Tonga Exhibition
Curators Statement - Gabrielle Belz and Bonita Bigham:

In the spirit of indigenous sisterhood, the artists featured in this exhibition share their stories of identity, place and indigeneity in this time of Puanga, here at Whakaahurangi, under the mantle of Mounga Taranaki.

They have knowledge, skills, expertise and mastery honed over their lifetimes. Their works reflect thoughts ideas and experiences, both past and present, of their peoples, indigenous peoples.

Through these works their cultures not just survive, but thrive, opening doorways to understanding with others and providing a space to meet, to exchange ideas and make observations about the world we share, ultimately to help fill a kete of comprehension for all.

The hope of this exhibition is to bring work from experienced women artists from diverse cultures and nations together, strengthening cooperation and the aspirations of future generations. It seems appropriate that such an exhibition occurs at a significant time.  In Taranaki it is the rising of Puanga (Rigel), followed by Matariki (Pleiades).

Free Entry.

‘Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi’

Exhibition Opening/ Powhiri: Friday 30 June, 6PM.

Event Details
Date & Time: 6:00 pm June 30, 2023 - 3:00 pm July 23, 2023
This is a free event.
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