Shane Cotton: Kei Muri Ngā Mea I Te Rā

Shane Cotton: Kei Muri Nga Mea I Te Rā explores painted histories that blossom in the sun.

The Wairau Māori Art Gallery celebrates one of Aotearoa’s iconic Māori artists, in his first solo exhibition in Te Tai Tokerau.

Cotton’s visual language explores themes of light and colour, colonisation, identity and Māori Cosmology Visual motifs which make regular appearances include his recognisable vase forms, as well as plants, architecture, ships, landscapes and black-letter calligraphy. Dynamic images on the same 2D picture plane are pulled together in painted conversations that speak to generations of Māori, while representing an integral part of our history today.

How to Find Us

Wairau Māori Art Gallery, Whangarei

Event Dates

Tuesday 29 November 2022 - Sunday 26 February 2023 10:00AM - 05:00PM