Ngā Aho Whenua Weavers Blog TuaruaMarch 9, 2022
April update – a month of colliding weather patternsApril 21, 2022
Tēnei te mihi atu ki ngā mate huhua o te wā, oti atu rā ki Tuawhakarere, oti atu rā. Tēnei te tangi apakura ki a koutou, ki ngā waihotanga iho ō rātou mā, ki a koutou ngā maunga whakahīhī e tautoko kaha ana i a Toi Matarau, tēnā koutou katoa. E rere ana ā mātou mihi i runga i te hau Ngahuru o Poutūterangi.
E hoki ki ōu maunga kia purea e te hau o Tāwhirimātea.
The time has come to return to our mountains to be cleansed by the wind. With the arrival of Omicron to Ōtaki, we are using this time to regroup and reconfigure our gallery, inhouse and online.
Inhouse, we are replastering and repainting our walls in preparation for a new type of hanging system to better showcase our authentic indigenous art.
Online, our website has been reshaped and rebuilt by Jess Berghan and Madeleine Hakaraia de Young. Part of the changes include a permanent Toa where jewellery, art, books, instruments and Māoriland merchandise are available. Keep an eye out for the arrival of new works.
We have also developed a monthly 'drop' of fine art works. This is a unique hand selection of toi Māori that resonate the kaupapa of that particular drop.
Here are two pieces selected for our very first drop Te Ngahuru o Poutūterangi, celebrating the rich produce we are harvesting and collecting at this time of year here in Ōtaki:
I runga i tērā, tēnā koutou katoa, kia noho haumaru, arā, kia noho i roto i te hau whakapure a Tāwhirimātea.
Nā Maa māua ko Lou