Friday, June 7, 2019


MATARIKI
7 JUNE - 15 JUN 2019
ST PAUL ST GALLERY
ST PAUL STREET
AUCKLAND


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.









KURUWAKA (2019)
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.












STONE MELTING (2019)
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.









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