Whakarongo- Exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery
Whakarongo features the work of nine Maori artists from as far north as Auckland and as far south as Christchurch. These artists live and work in a multicultural landscape, comfortably crossing between Maori values and the changing face of New Zealand today.
The exhibition invites the viewer to join the artists on a journey to listen to the movements and murmurs facing Aotearoa today, to look further from the beaten track and reveal a deeper, more interesting way to see.
The artists are: Ngatai Taepa, Ngaahina Hohaia, Reuben Friend, Saffronn Te Ratana, Hemi Macgregor, Natalie Robertson, Kereama Taepa, Nathan Pohio, and Tracey Tawhiao.
Whakarongo translates this way:
- to listen, hear, obey
- to taste, smell, feel
- listening, hearing, obeying
(Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index)
Image: Nathan Pohio Home Glider Kitset: Our Hospitality, Lenticular Photograph (2011) Courtesy of artist.
This exhibition will be on show until the 25th of May at the Tauranga Art Gallery.