Te Ao Hurihuri

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Elizabeth Ellis (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou),

Ralph Hōtere (Te Aupōuri),

Dame Kāterina Te Hei Koko Mataira (Ngāti Porou),

Paratene Matchitt (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea),

Selwyn Muru (Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kurī),

Buck Nin (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa),

Cliff Whiting (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui),

Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury (Ngāpuhi)

Ground-breaking Māori art historian Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki once referred to Te Tai Tokerau as “the crucible of Māori Art”. This exhibition looks to honour this notion by presenting, here in Whangārei, works made by some of our most celebrated Māori artists. These artists and their legacy represent a resonant call that has influenced contemporary artists for decades while promising to inspire generations into the future.

For Te Ao Hurihuri, which explores the idea of an ever-changing world, Wairau Māori Art Gallery has partnered with Whangārei Art Museum to utilise their significant collection. Through a selection of key works this exhibition references a transformative period in Aotearoa's art history and some of the visionaries of the modern Māori art movement who disrupted the creative scene, forging a pathway for the contemporary Māori art we know today.

Hei tā te Toi Huarewa hitōria toi Māori aronga whanokē i a Jonathan Mane-Wheoki i tētahi wā ko Te Tai Tokerau “te oko whakawera o te toi Māori”. Ko tēnei whakaatūranga ka titiro kia whakahōnore i tēnei whakaaro mā te tohatoha, ki Whangārei nei, i ētahi mahi i hangatia e ētahi a o tātou tino ringa toi Māori kua whakanuitia. Ko ēnei ringa toi me a rātou whakarerenga iho ake ka whakarite i tētahi karanga pākuru kua whakamana i ngā ringa toi onāianei mō ngā tau ngāhurutanga me tōna kupu taurangi kia whakaohooho tairea taketake noa ki te apōpōtanga.

Mō Te Ao Hurihuri, ko tāna ka totoro i te whakaaro o tētahi Ao Hurihuri, ka whakahoahoa a Te Huarewa Toi Māori Wairau me Te Whare Tiaki Taonga Toi o Whangārei ki te whakamahi i tā rātou kohikohinga whakahirahira. Mā roto i tētahi kohinga mahi matua ko tēnei whakaatūranga ka tohutoro i tētahi wā whakaahua ki roto i te hītoria toi o Aotearoa me ētahi matakite o te tainekeneke toi Māori i tihahu i te kāpeka auaha, ka hura ara mō te toi Māori onāianei e mōhiotia ana e tātou ki te rangi nei.

How to Find Us
Prices
From $5 – $10


Location

Wairau Māori Art Gallery, Whangarei


Event Dates

Wednesday 29 May 2024 - Sunday 28 July 2024 10:00AM - 04:00PM