Te Ringa Māhorahora Exhibition
15/10/2021 @ 11:00 am - 15/01/2022 @ 5:00 pmFree
Toi Matarau curated group exhibition, October 15-January 15, 2022
Raranga, raranga taku takapau,
Ka pukea e te wai,
Hei moenga mo aku rei.
Ko Rupe, ko Manumea,
Ka pukea: ē! ē!
Mo aku rei tokorua ka pukea.
Ka pukea au e te wai,
Ka pukea, ē! ē!
Nau mai ki tō tātou Whare Pora, koia nei te ringa māhorahora o Ngāti Raukawa, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Toarangatira arā ngā ringatoi o Toi Matarau. Nei rā te tuku o Hine te iwaiwa kua whārikihia hei takapau wharanui mō te tangata. Mihia ngā puna waihanga huri noa.
Toi Matarau presents – skillful weavers, creatives, exponents, proteges, designers, innovators, pattern makers, leaders, exemplars, multi disciplinaries, writers, storytellers and artists. A culmination of wāhine and tāne who weave whakapapa, tikanga and mātauranga of Te Whare Pora, in traditional and contemporary forms of our millennium.
The opening of Te Ringa Māhorahora leads into the Te Roopū Whatu Raranga o Aotearoa National Weaver’s Conference, Oct 22-25 in Ōtaki.
Te Ringa Māhorahora is a revolving exhibition endeavouring to broaden it’s viewing audience to Raranga enthusiasts in the 2021 Kāpiti Arts Trail Nov 6-7 & 13-14.
In January 2021 the Ngā Aho Whenua Weaver’s Residency began at Māoriland with Sonia Snowden and Pip Devonshire as the very first recipients of the 12 month residency. Envisaged with the national weaver’s conference in mind, the aim is to showcase their weaving skills and bring to fruition their desire to collaborate with other weavers of Kāpiti and the confederation.
Innovative examples of raranga can be examined in Te Ringa Māhorahora as an exhibition that connects threads of excellence by the artists in this line up. Concepts birthed from the challenges of COVID that changed, transformed and opened artists up to unexpected discoveries. ‘Hine te i wai wa’ in the context of today is daring, commanding and creating new narratives changing time, space and reality.
Te Ringa Māhorahora is an exhibition that supports and promotes the inclusion of emerging artists through tikanga tuku iho led by kaumātua, pakeke, tuakana, teina uplifted by the pou of Te Whare Tapere o Māoriland. Through this process new learning experiences and the diversity of Toi Matarau are enriched.
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M: 022 3953920
- October 15 @ 11:00 am
- 15/01/2022 @ 5:00 pm
- Toi Matarau Gallery
68 Main St
Ōtaki, Kāpiti New Zealand + Google Map