Sunday, June 23, 2019

Village Arts Gallery
Kohukohu, Northland

23 June to 28th July

The exhibition ‘Wawata’, by Pā Te Aroha weavers, pays homage to the last remaining ancient Maori sail in the world, Te Rā, thought to have been taken to London by Captain James Cook in the late 1700s.
Inspired by research and documented details of the sail gathered by Mandy Sunlight, Raouati Ewens, and Ruth Port, Wawata gives you an opportunity to experience the making of the sail through different tauira (models and methods).
Looking forward to being a part of this show at Village Arts Gallery...along with the other stunning artists from Pa Te Aroha.  Images include works by 
Raouati Ewens, Ruth Port, Maureen Lander, Toi to Maihi Rito and Suzanne Holmes

Friday, June 7, 2019

7 JUNE - 15 JUN 2019

A glimpse of the Matariki Postgraduate Exhibition - a culmination of research and material experimentation that considers the life force of materials 'Beyond the world of sense perception'.

HARAKEKE ROPE (ongoing since 2019)
Gathered during annual harvests from 2011 to 2019 from Pa Harakeke*, Te Noho Kotahitanga - Unitec (Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland), Pa te Aroha (Whirinaki), Piritahi (Waiheke Island), Auckland Botanic Gardens and o Te Iwi, Waitakere.

Fibre extracted from harakeke leaf blade by scraping with mussel shell. Harakeke rib and outer leaf blade flax fibre stripped. 

Hand-worked rope, suspended 35 metres in length from muka to harakeke mass.

150 metres approximately, pegged - and ongoing throughout the exhibition.

Harvested in 2019 from Auckland Botanic Garden and Lake House, Takapuna.

Sun-dried Kuruwaka/seed capsules and harakeke seed extracted from kuruwaka, sifted and chaff removed.

Installed with the artist’s own breath. Ongoing over 18 days.

Hand washed River Pebbles, frozen in rain water

A daily additon of one or more variable-sized blocks of iced pebbles placed in random formation. Ongoing over 18 days.